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Lime Cooler

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This is one of my favorite drinks to make.  It is so refreshing. Every time I make it I am constantly approached by my guests, asking for the recipe.  I usually 5x the recipe due to its popularity.  Not to long ago I was hosting a party at my house when my girlfriends son approached me.  He had a pad of paper in one hand and a pencil in the other hand.  He tugged on the sleeve of my shirt to grab my attention and said, “Amie Sue can you please give me the recipe of that drink over there?”  as he pointed at the Lime Cooler.  “Why of course, let me know when your ready.”  He positioned himself and with a serious look in his eye he said, “Ready!”  I slowly called out each ingredient making sure that I was giving him enough time to write it all down.  When I was done he looked at the paper and slowly read back to me what I had shared with him.   I assured him he had everything he needed to know.  He carefully folded the piece of paper and tucked it into his jeans.  Before turning away from me he said, “Amie Sue, this is going to be a money maker!”  haha He was only 9 yrs old.  But I have to agree with his sweet innocence, it is a money maker because everyone just loves it.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup raw agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 3 cups crushed ice-cubes

Preparation:

  1. Blend the water, lime juice, agave and mint leaves in a high-power blender.
  2. Fill a glass 1/3  of the way up with crushed ice and pour mixture over to fill up the glass.
  3. Garnish with some fresh mint leaves.
  4. Tip: I tend to pass my mixture through a nut bag to omit the tiny bits of mints.

Credit given to Russell James for the recipe! You are awesome!

Photo by: www.lifestylefood.com

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8 thoughts on “Lime Cooler

  1. Dee says:

    This sounds refreshing. I would like to serve with dinner tonight but don’t have mint leaves. Do you think Mint Extract would suffice?

    • amie-sue says:

      Yes Dee, the extract would work…. start with small amounts and work yourself off so it doesn’t sneak up on you and over power the drink. :) Have a great evening!

  2. Carolyn says:

    I was introduced to this recipe last week and have prepared it several times already. Except, I mashed the mint leaves, lime and agave all together in a small bowl, poured into a pretty glass and then added seltzer water. It was wonderful! Is there any reason the carbonated water would not be healthy?

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Carolyn,
      Personally, I don’t think carbonated water is “bad” for a person. For me though, it creates unwanted air bubbles in my stomach so I really limit my intake. When I was breaking my soda habit, years ago, I would put flavored stevia drops in carbonated water to help kill the cravings. It worked. Now I have one once in a blue moon. So glad you enjoyed this drink. It is often requested at parties. Thanks for posting! amie sue

  3. Jennifer says:

    Aloha AmieSue,
    I would like to substitute agave for another sweetener, which is the next best thing: honey or dates?
    Mahalo!

    • amie-sue says:

      Aloha Jennifer :) Either one will work but it will affect the flavor a tad… both of these sweeteners have a stronger flavor profile…so just keep that in mind. If you use dates, be sure to strain it unless you blend the heck out of it. :) Or if you use liquid stevia, that would be good too. Good luck!

  4. Stephanie says:

    I’ve sometimes just added fresh lime juice, chopped mint leaves and a hint of fresh ginger chopped and had it either with hot water in a tea tumbler or cold water with ice and it makes into a faux mojoito.

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