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How to make it

  • Squeeze the juice from 3 of the lemons and of the limes; strain the juice into a glass measuring cup (about 1 cup of juice)Thinly slice the remaining lemon and lime, removing the seeds; set aside.
  • In the bottom of a tall pitcher, use a wooden spoon to gently mash the mint leaves with 1/4 cup of the sugar.Add the strained juice; stir well to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add the cold water and the remaining 12 cup sugar to the pitcher; stir well to dissolve the sugar.Taste for sweetness and add more sugar if desired.Add the lemon and lime slices.Chill before serving.
  • Makes 8 to 9 cups

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    " It was excellent "
    ladyarp ate it and said...
    I am with diannehocut. Real hot on the water here in the south. I'm making this in a few so I can sit on the front of my boat and watch the sun go down. Great post. 5 forks
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  • diannehocut 8 years ago
    It's a hot day in the south and I had all the ingredients to make this refreshing drink...even the fresh mint leaves. Will serve it for my bridge group next week. Thanks for the recipe, Sandy.
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  • berry 8 years ago
    SUper... 5 forks!
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    " It was excellent "
    sitbynellie ate it and said...
    Lovely recipe! Loads of vitamins too... thanks Sandy for posting!
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    " It was excellent "
    valinkenmore ate it and said...
    Made this same type of thing yesterday except I used club soda instead of cold water to give it a little fizz. Great post!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow! beautiful photo{can picture me on the front porch with this lemon-limeade and sipping yeah great post thanks bunches
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