Fresh Limeade
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Limeade {adapted from Alice Waters in Chez Panisse Fruit}
Ingredients
  • 10 limes
  • 2½ cups boiling water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 small bunch mint
  • Sparkling water
  • {1 large 750-ml bottle or several individually-sized bottles}
Instructions
  1. Cut the limes in half & squeeze the juice into a glass measuring bowl {it should be about 1 cup}.
  2. Put the juiced lime halves in a glass bowl and pour the boiling water over the lime rinds. Let steep for no more than 10 minutes. Strain this water into the lime juice and stir in the sugar.
  3. Crush 5 or 6 mint leaves with your fingers & stir into the juice. Allow the mint to steep for at least 30 minutes.
  4. To serve, strain the limeade & dilute with half of the sparkling water.
  5. Serve poured over ice in tall glasses and garnished with mint or pieces of lime
Recipe by THE DINNER CONCIERGE at http://thedinnerconcierge.com/miscellaneous-dinner-recipes/texas-style-short-rib-chili-rosa-mexicano-guacamole-limeade