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Sparkling Mint-Lime Coolers

Per Serving

Sparkling Mint-Lime Coolers

Makes: 10
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories 20
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugars 5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Potassium 10 mg
Protein 0 g
Phosphorus 0 mg
Choices: Carbohydrate 0.5
  • Makes: 10
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup minced fresh mint
1 Tbsp. grated fresh lime zest
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 quarts sparkling water, chilled
Fresh mint sprigs
Ice

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat; stir in the mint and lime zest. Let stand for 20 minutes. Strain the mint syrup mixture through a fine mesh sieve over a bowl and discard the solids.
  3. Add the mint syrup to a large pitcher or party punch bowl. Add the lime juice and sparkling water and stir. Serve in cocktail glasses with ice and sprigs of mint.
 
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