Refreshing Mint Soda
I gave up soda at 14 years old for cross country and track, and I’ve never looked back. However, on really hot summer days, I sometimes crave something cold and bubbly. This no recipe “recipe” fits the bill perfectly.
Mint simple syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup mint leaves
Combined the sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium -high heat, whisking to dissolve the sugar. Add the mint leaves and reduce the heat to a simmer. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes until slightly syrupy. Remove from heat and let the mint steep in the syrup for 30 minutes to an hour. Strain the leaves out and store the syrup in a clean container in the fridge.
- crushed ice (optional)
- mint simple syrup
- chilled sparkling water- plain or flavored (lime would be good)
- lime wedges
Add mint syrup to a glass to taste, pour in some sparkling water, squeeze in some lime and stir. Add crushed ice if you like, and garnish with a sprig of mint.
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