Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mint Lime Surprise

This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC), the theme is "Wet Your Whistle!". It's a week of cocktail, mocktail, iced tea, fruit juices, smoothies.... a fun and slurpingly refreshing week! 



I've made Mint Lime Surprise, a very refreshing drink. I've used fresh mint leaves from my garden pot, and wanted to use my calamansi limes, but they are not quite ready to be harvested yet, so I bought a few limes from the market instead. Slice the mint leaves thinly, juice the limes and mix everything in a jug. I've added a little more sugar to taste and press the mint leaves lightly with a spoon to extract the lovely minty flavour. The fresh mint leaves, the lime juice with the carbonated sparkling water, and with heaps of ice cubes, would perk you up on a hot, humid day. Made this as an after dinner refreshment drink, and it was welcome with huge grins! 


Mint Lime Surprise
(adapted from coles.com, Curtis Stone)
1/4 cup mint leaves, thinly sliced
Juice from 2 limes
2 cups sparkling wateer
1 tbsp sugar
Ice cubes, to serve

Place all ingredients into a jug, stir and serve. As an alternative to limes, try another citrus fruit or give melons and berries a go.


I'm linking this post with I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC), theme for this week
Wet Your Whistle!





17 comments:

  1. If only it were a hot day in PA today Joyce but, alas, another rainy day:( I shouldn't complain, we really do need the rain since we had barely any snow this Winter. However, it is after all, May:)

    This drink sounds quite refreshing even if you couldn't harvest your own limes quite yet. Soon...

    Thank you so much for sharing, Joyce...

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  2. Mint and lime...Absolutely refreshing!

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  3. Such a delicious and refreshing drink for the warmer weather coming. xo Catherine

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  4. Look fresh and delicious Joyce !

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  5. Hi Joyce,

    Now I'm back at the chilly Melbourne, I can imagine that Malaysia and Singapore must be still warm... but it must be nice to sit back and chill out with this lovely lime drink.

    Zoe

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  6. Joyce, that's a great thirst quencher! I need a big jug :D

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  7. really fresh and superb excellent idea for this hot summer that will be ! Bacione Mirta

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  8. This is the kind of drink you want to have on a hot day ! Looks very refreshing

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  9. What a delightful, refreshing drink. Perfect for our Hawaiian weather too.

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  10. I can't wait to have summer roll around and make this refreshing mint drink.

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  11. Mint and lime is one of my favorite flavor combination Joyce. This looks perfectly refreshing. You'll have to make it again with your calamansi--yum! ;-)

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  12. What a lovely and refreshing drink Joyce - perfect in hot weather.

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  13. Yum! I have a freezer full of calamondins, so I might take your idea of using them and run with it!

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  14. The perfect drink for a summer day like today in Germany

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  15. Lime and mint go great together so this sounds good.

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  16. Is there anything better than mint and lime together. It's so refreshing, and always makes me think of tropical holidays. I would definitely enjoy this "surprise" :-)

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