Herbed limeade

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Total Time
30 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This tart herb-infused drink is wonderfully refreshing at any time but particularly on the long, hot days of summer. This recipe easily doubles or triples if you’re serving a crowd. If you aren’t a fan of cilantro, just use more mint and basil or substitute fresh dill. Letting the herbs steep in the water means a stronger fresh herbal flavor in every sip. If you’d like some fizz, use cold mineral water in place of the cold water. Adjust the sweetener to your taste preferences and serve over lots of ice. The fresh herbs and lime wedges are a pretty finish.

Ingredients

Water

1 cup(s)

Cilantro

¼ cup(s), fresh

Basil

¼ cup(s), fresh

Fresh mint leaves

¼ cup(s)

Water

4 cup(s), cold

Fresh lime juice

¾ cup(s), (about 5 limes)

Sweetner aspartame

1 packet(s), or other artificial sweetener to taste

Ice cube(s)

3 cup(s), or as needed

Fresh lime(s)

1 item(s), sliced, for garnish

Fresh mint leaves

6 sprig(s), for garnish

Instructions

  1. Bring water to boil in medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add cilantro, basil, and mint leaves. Let stand until cool.
  2. Pour herb-water mixture through sieve set over large pitcher; discard herbs. Stir in cold water, lime juice, and sweetener. Pour into 6 ice-filled glasses and garnish with lime slices and mint sprigs.
  3. Per serving (1 cup)