Mint Limeade

My garden is starting to blossom and one of the things that I love is when the mint begins to grow in abundance. I have discussed this excitement every season on my site, and it is simply that, excitement. Watching my daughter find joy in picking small bundles of mint leaves, chewing them along the way, in an attempt to make small floral arrangements for her room or for our dinner table, mint is just something we all love. If you have never grown mint, it is one of those herbs that not only smells and tastes good, but it is one of these herbs that just do the body good! So while I watch the mint grow, and grow, and grow, meaning it is extremely low maintenance, and while I watch my daughter nibble on the leaves as she dances and sings in the yard, I have no problem with it. As a matter of fact, I love it, and everything about it.

Limeade Recipe

But with that said, I have a lot of mint and I am always thinking of ways to continuously use it up. I have even offered it up to folks in the neighborhood, because after all, who should have to go to the store and pay three dollars for a small bunch of wilted mint? Come clip some, use what you want, because I know it will grow back.

So knowing my daughter loves mint, I decided to have her make a refreshing batch of limeade. It is finally warming up in Wisconsin (as sad as that sounds), and this great use of mint allowed for a refreshing drink for both her, me, and a handful of others. Simple, delicious, and a drink that now screams summertime.

Limeade Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 whole limes, halved, juiced
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves
  • Tequila (optional, but delicious on a summer day)

Get a blender out, and add the ice, water, sugar, zest, and juice of all of the limes. Toss in the mint leaves. Blend.

That’s it. Simple right? The fun part about making limeade is not only how delicious the end result is, but it is watching my daughter pick the leaves, and juice the limes. It was her drink.

Limeade Recipe

It was her drink that she loved. That I loved. A drink that was beyond the idea of a mojito. It is something that is just really refreshing when poured over ice. Something about this just created the start of our summer in Wisconsin.

Give it a shot, and heck, try lemons with the mint, because who knows, your creativity might just pay off. Happy summer everyone.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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