Old Fashioned Mint Limeade

36 Comments
posted on May 18, 2011 by  |  posted under Beverages, Patriotic Holidays, Recipes, Summer

Old Fashioned Mint Limeade

Last week, I went to Farmer’s Market downtown. I was alone, kidless, husbandless,…ALL by myself {a real rarity}. I walked at my own pace and listened to the vendors holler as they advertised their warm baked bread, fresh flowers, hand picked vegetables, and homemade goods. It felt straight out of a movie.  The whole experience was one of life’s little moments that melts your heart. In one simple word: charming. Of course, I spent $10 I wasn’t expecting to spend, but it was worth it. My favorite purchase, a cup of Old Fashioned Mint Limeade, made right in front of me. Don’t you worry, I took note…

Easy and delicious Mint Limeade recipe

The colors in these photos make me happy.

Easy and delicious Mint Limeade recipe

The pictures really explain the recipe. You can modify based on personal taste.

Easy and delicious Mint Limeade recipe

In a small mason jar, add squeezed fresh lime juice, chopped limes, and several leaves of fresh mint.

Easy and delicious Mint Limeade recipe

And a few tablespoons of sugar.

Easy and delicious Mint Limeade recipe

Ooooo.

Easy and delicious Mint Limeade recipe

Let’s get a close-up of that sugary goodness…

Easy and delicious Mint Limeade recipe

Add ice and put on lid.

Easy and delicious Mint Limeade recipe

And Shake.

Easy and delicious Mint Limeade recipe

And serve.

Easy and delicious Mint Limeade recipe
This is really the perfect summer drink. Light, refreshing, and sweet. Serve at BBQ’s on the 4th of July and Father’s Day. It’s sure to be a hit.

Easy and delicious Mint Limeade recipe
Enjoy! And if you ever have the chance to walk your local Farmer’s Market alone,… DO IT!

Old Fashioned Mint Limeade

Old Fashioned Mint Limeade

Ingredients

  • Limes
  • Sugar
  • Mint leaves
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a small mason jar, add squeezed fresh lime juice, chopped limes, and several leaves of fresh mint.
  2. Add a few tablespoons of sugar.
  3. Add ice and put on lid.
  4. And Shake and serve!
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COMMENTS
  1. May 18th, 2011 at 6:47 am
    Allison says:
    YUM!
    great idea!
  2. May 18th, 2011 at 7:25 am
    Peggy says:
    Umm! I love a farmer's market like you describe but alas our farmer's market is a tiny little affair, one city block long but we have live music and one baker who sells fresh baked bread! And Amish, yep amish who sell wonderful baked goods and fresh eggs. I can hardly wait for the season to get farther along as its been a cold, rainy one here in north central Indiana. But we have lilacs!

    (and I have an addition being built!! the drywallers are working this week... flooring next week and possibly paint!! time to break out the sewing machine to sew some ginormous floor pillows!!)
  3. May 18th, 2011 at 7:27 am
    Peggy says:
    OH yeah.... i just picked up limes in the reduced for quick sale section of our local grocer... two one gallon ziplock bags full in the freezer! Can you say limeade for the spring and summer!! Woo hoo!

    What type of mint would you recommend? We have spearmint growing but I wasn't sure if peppermint would be better... or maybe a chocolate mint? Thanks!!
  4. May 18th, 2011 at 7:32 am
    Heather at Willow Cottage says:
    I can't wait until my mint is big enough to pick so I can try this. It sounds so good. I love walking the farmer's market early on a Saturday morning with a cup of coffee. :-)
  5. May 18th, 2011 at 7:56 am
    Stephanie says:
    Ok now I'm drooling over my keyboard!
    Awesome pictures!!
  6. May 18th, 2011 at 8:15 am
    Angie says:
    Yum. You know its a good post when your readers' mouths are watering! :) My granny would love this. Thanks for sharing!!
  7. May 18th, 2011 at 8:55 am
    Kendra says:
    It looks delicious!
  8. May 18th, 2011 at 9:09 am
    alysha says:
    Mmmm that looks delicious Shell! I'm think I'm going to have to try the Farmer's Market all by my lonesome. Sounds heavenly. :)
  9. May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 am
    Danielle says:
    Mint lemonade has always been my summer weakness... now I am gonna have to challenge it with this! YUM!
  10. May 18th, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    Jackie says:
    My husband will be so impressed when I make this for him! Thanks Shelley!
    • May 18th, 2011 at 12:06 pm
      Jackie says:
      Where did you get the cute mason mugs?
  11. May 18th, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    Amanda says:
    I love this idea! I have been making frozen strawberry mint limeades with similar ingredients.
  12. May 18th, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    Heather - Chickabug says:
    I was on the fence about adding mint to my herb garden... now I'm absolutely going to! (I'm also going to take a photography class so I can take pictures like Shelley's, but that's another story.) ; )
  13. May 18th, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    Gloria says:
    ooooo looks delish! I might try and add a little ginger syrup too!! :) mmMMMMMmmMmMMMMmMmM
  14. May 18th, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    WhoWhatLogos says:
    Oh yes, sounds perfect...and beautiful, too!
  15. May 18th, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    Aymee says:
    Gorgeous!

    It's like a Cuban Mojito sans the alcohol. Takes me back to my childhood in Miami.. Thanks for sharing :) LOVE the Green
  16. May 19th, 2011 at 9:28 am
    Emily says:
    Wow this looks FANTASTIC! Definitely a recipe I need to try.

    Emily
  17. May 19th, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    Heather says:
    Sounds great but did you add any club soda? It looks in the pictures that there is more liquid than just the lime juice. I would love to make this!
    • May 20th, 2011 at 11:03 pm
      Shelley says:
      I'm a dork. I forgot to put that I added water. Simply water. :) I'd bet club soda is great too! Let me know if you try it. :)
      • May 25th, 2011 at 11:27 am
        Vicki says:
        Looks fabulous, where can I find the cute mason jugs?
  18. May 20th, 2011 at 10:02 am
    Jessa says:
    This looks so good and refreshing! Thanks for sharing!
  19. May 21st, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    Jennikaluvscrafts says:
    It looks so refreshing, but the mint makes me nervous. Maybe this hot Texas sun will help me get over that soon and I will try it out.
  20. May 22nd, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Jamie says:
    That looks SO yummy!! and what an awesome idea to make it all in the jar, that way anyone can make their own to taste!! & your pictures look great! the bright green color- awesome!
  21. May 24th, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    Chrissy says:
    Oooh, that looks yummy! Can't wait to try it out. =)
  22. May 24th, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    Rebecca Amedy says:
    Went to Monday afternoon Farmers Market yesterday - I love it! Your mint limeades look refreshing. Did you know that Poland Spring makes lime sparkling water? Found the first peaches of the season here yesterday, thinking about some peach daiquiris - love the fresh fruits & veggies!
  23. May 25th, 2011 at 10:22 am
    Kelly Leavitt says:
    This looks so yummy but I have a question... Did you just let the ice melt before you served it or did you add water to the lime juice? Maybe all of that liquid is just lime juice, not sure. I didn't see adding water as one of the steps. Also where did you find those adorable jars with the handles?
    • June 1st, 2011 at 3:08 pm
      Shelley says:
      I'm a dork and forget to say I added water before shaking. I'd better update that. I found the jars at a garage sale. I think you can find them online? :)
    • November 23rd, 2011 at 1:15 pm
      BETH NORRED says:
      you can also find the jars at your local WalMart or Dollar Tree
  24. May 25th, 2011 at 11:28 am
    Vicki says:
    Where can we buy the cute mason jugs?
    It looks fabulous, and would be great to keep in the fridge.
    • May 26th, 2011 at 8:45 pm
      Sandy says:
      I have found the mason glasses at wal-mart before and some cute rooster ones on amazon.com. I love drinking out of them in the summer time.
  25. May 25th, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    Jamie says:
    i saw this and had to make it instantly... and it is wonderific. so, so good. adding it to the list of beverages for my sister's bridal shower! yay! thank you!
  26. May 26th, 2011 at 9:58 am
    teresa says:
    Beautiful pictures...Can't wait to try, looks like summer in a jar
  27. July 16th, 2011 at 7:57 am
    BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} says:
    I have been wanting to try these ever since I saw it at the farmers market (I just didn't want to stand in line). I finally got around to making it last night. So yummy!! I think I have a new favorite drink! I can see us drinking this all. the. time! Thanks for posting!! :)
  28. June 9th, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    Daedra says:
    Regarding your Mint Limeade;
    How 'much' squeezed lime juice? (because when you show the pic from top it looks dry but when you show it from the side the liquid is almost to the top. That's a lot of squeezing but you didn't indicate any other type of liquid.
    • June 9th, 2012 at 7:33 pm
      Daedra says:
      ok, so I should have read the earlier comments and your response that you added water. Still, would like to know your measurements of lime juice and water. thanks
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