happy hour: boozy mint limeade

July 30th, 2010

My friend Allison has been bringing me all sorts of goodies from her garden, which makes me a happy lady. This week’s treat was a nice bundle of fresh mint, which I quickly put to use in some lemonade. Then I remembered the bag of limes I picked up to practice my margarita skills (one of my 30/30 quests) and thought a boozy mint limeade would be the perfect cooler for warm, sticky days like the ones we’ve been having. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we did.

Cheers! To a great (hopefully tolerable) weekend! Also, I’ve been thinking about market week lately… any one up for a week of local meals? I’m thinking the week of August 9-13. More info next week!

P.S. Looking for something to do with all the corn at the market? Check out my post on etsy for corn cakes with cherry salsa.

boozy mint limeade
makes 1 cocktail

about 1/2 oz fresh lime juice, or juice of 1 lime
1 oz simple syrup
about 5 fresh mint leaves + more to garnish
1 1/2 oz gin

Muddle lime juice and mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
Add simple syrup, gin and ice. Shake for 10 seconds.
Strain into your favorite glass and garnish with a few mint leaves. Enjoy!

Comments: 9 Total

  1. Nancy Patterson

    July 30, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I’m up for Market Week!

  2. Sarah

    July 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I would be up for market week! It sounds like an excellent challenge to tackle before heading out for family vacation 8/13.

  3. Cassandra Marie

    August 2, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Lol…I love how “boozy” is in the name!

    Well, I wanted to stop by and let you know that I’m hosting a really great giveaway on my page, just in case you wanted to enter!



  4. alexis

    August 3, 2010 at 9:26 am

    my garden is overflowing with mint, so this is perfect. I’ve been steeping lots of herbal waters, but a nice boozy drink will be a wonderful weekend change.

    market week sounds like a welcomed challenge (especially with the amazing summer produce) on that note, time to make some kale chips and local lavender honey shaved ice….

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