Move over Bootleg, Mint Julep and Mojito, here come’s Marin Mama’s minty limeade, a perfect drink for the whole family on a hot summer day. Lately the kids and I have been enjoying limeades. Whenever we go to Sol Food, we all have to split their enormous limeade. We call it their virgin Mojito, it’s just so tasty and has a bit of a kick to it. When my hubby tried it, it reminded him of a drink he grew up in Minnesota, called a Bootleg.
We tried to recreate the taste of these refreshing summertime drinks for our backyard barbeques. We threw together some limes, frozen lemonade and fresh mint leaves and created a mix that brought together the flavors we were looking for. All we needed now was a catchy name. Zoe took a sip and said it should be called, minty limeade. We all agreed that it was the perfect name, simple and sweet. Go Zoe!
This mix is super easy to throw together and can literally be made in 5 minutes. It’s the perfect addition for any barbecue or summer dinner. You can even add some alcohol and make it into more of an adult drink if you like. This mix is best day one and tastes great day two, but may not look as vibrant in color because you’re using fresh mint to make this, and it can discolor a bit. The leftover mix can be stored in the refrigerator in a glass jar with a lid, just be sure to give it a good shake before you use it. To tell you the truth, our mix never lasts past day 2.