natural mint lime soda
natural mint lime soda

Refreshing Mint Lime Soda

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When it comes to warm weather, fresh and bubbly mint-lime sodas are a staple. That citrusy, minty effervescence is the perfect thirst quencher on those sweltering days under the sun. Make it a stylish mocktail or swirl in some white rum for some poolside mojito vibes.

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Cook Time: 15 minutes
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bubbly mint and lime soda for spring

Ready to get your bubbly on with some stylish mojito mocktails? I wanted to dub these drinks “mint lime-os” until I realized that word is more fun to say than to spell – plus, don’t we all know these as mojitos?

Either way, these mint lime sodas are really refreshing and easy to make.

bubbly mint and lime soda

On the topic of mojitos, this is actually step-by-step how you would make a mojito minus the white rum. If that’s the kind of drink you’re going for, by all means, add yourself a shot of rum (or gin) and kick back and enjoy life.

To make these natural refreshers, you can buy sparkling water or make it quickly using a soda stream and then serve in a glass or beverage dispenser for a party.

What’s in this natural soda?

  • fresh lime
  • fresh mint
  • simple syrup (sugar + water + heat)
  • sparkling water (unsweetened)
  • optional mojito: add a shot of white rum or tequila (*just tried this and it’s oh-so-good)
spring mint and lime bubbly soda

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How to Make These Natural Mint-Lime Sodas

Step 1

Bring 1 1/4 cups (50 g) mint leaves with 1 1/4 cups (300 ml) water, 1 cup (200 g) sugar & 1 slice lime to a boil. Turn off the heat after 5 minutes and steep for 1 hour.

Step 2

Strain the mint and lime using a fine mesh sieve. Press to release all those minty, limy flavors.

strained mint leaves from simple syrup

Step 3

Boil again to make the infused liquid more like a syrup (15 minutes). Pour the syrup in a clean glass jar. Put it in the fridge; it will keep for months!

Step 4

Release more minty oils with a bar muddler or spoon. Add a splash of syrup and drink with ice-cold sparkling water and fresh lime slices. Sneak in a splash of white rum to make it a mojito.

muddling mint in a jar

Simple Mojito Recipe:

Think of the below soda recipe as your basic mojito mix. You just add up to a shot of alcohol to make it a mojito cocktail. I did a little research on the best white rum for a mojito and here they are:

Bacardi Silver Rum

Appleton White Rum

Havana Club Anejo Rum

Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum

Cruzan Light Rum


You can read more about these rums here.

Hope you guys enjoy these all natural soda pops as much as we do! Don’t forget that ice, ice baby. dun dun dun dun dun dun.

mint lime sodas

Mint Lime Soda

When it comes to warm weather, fresh and bubbly mint-lime sodas are a staple. That citrusy, minty effervescence is the perfect thirst quencher on those sweltering days under the sun. Make it a stylish mocktail or swirl in some white rum for some poolside mojito vibes.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lime, mint, mojito, soda
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Chef Sara Furcini

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup mint leaves plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 lime sliced
  • carbonated water no sugar added

Instructions

  • Bring mint leaves, water, sugar, and 1 slice of lime to a boil in a small pot. Turn off the heat after 5 minutes and let stand (infuse) for 1 hour.
  • Strain the syrup, return it to the pot and simmer down to a syrup over medium-high heat, about 15 minutes.
  • Pour the syrup into a bottle and refrigerate. It will keep for months.
  • Drink with ice cold sparkling water, fresh mint, and lime slices. Add a splash of white rum to make it a mojito.

Notes

Infusing simple syrup, which is when you heat equal parts sugar with water, is the easiest way to make a natural soda at home. This recipe is great for spring or summer because of the fresh flavors of mint and lime, but you could also make a winter version of this drink using pomegranate or sage.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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Just in case you’re looking for some more Latin type dishes to serve alongside your mojitos, here are a few favorites to try:

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Karly
Karly
2 years ago

Looks very refreshing!

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