Mango Limeade

Avoid adding sweetened or flavored varieties of sparkling water to your lemonade; they'll overpower the fresh taste of the fruit.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Yields: 8 cups
  • Start to Finish: 20 mins
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Mango Limeade
Ingredients
4
fresh mangoes or 4 cups frozen mango cubes, thawed
1
cup mango nectar or orange juice
1
cup fresh lime juice
1/4
cup Ginger Simple Syrup
1
750 milliliter bottle sparkling water, chilled (about 3 cups)
Directions
  1. Seed, peel and cut up fresh mangoes, if using. In a blender combine mango and mango nectar. Cover; blend until smooth. In a serving pitcher, stir together the mango mixture, lime juice, and syrup. Stir in sparkling water just before serving. Pour into ice-filled glasses.
Simple Syrup
Ingredients
2
cups water
2
cups sugar
Directions
  1. In a small saucepan combine water and sugar. Bring to a boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 2 weeks.
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Prepare as above except stir 1/4 cup chamomille lavender herbal tea blend in with the sugar and water. After removing from the heat, let stand at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Strain after cooling.

Basil Simple Syrup:

Prepare as above except stir 1/4 cup snipped fresh basil in with the sugar and water. After removing from the heat, let stand at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Strain after cooling.

Mint Simple Syrup:

Prepare as above except stir 1/2 cup snipped fresh mint in with the sugar and water. After removing from the heat, let stand at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Strain after cooling.

Ginger Simple Syrup:

Prepare as above except stir 1/2 cup sliced fresh ginger in with the sugar and water. After removing from the heat, let stand at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Strain after cooling.

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