Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, the dynamic chef-owners of Border Grill and Ciudad in Los Angeles, devised this refreshing summer drink, a great thirst quencher.
|2 cups||fresh lime juice|
|1 1/4 cups||superfine sugar|
|1 large||bunch fresh mint leaves (about 1 cup)|
|Chilled sparkling water|
|4||Fresh mint sprigs (as garnish)|
|4||lime wheels - slices (as garnish)|
Combine the lime juice, sugar, and mint in a blender and process until the mint is thoroughly pulverized.
Divide the resulting syrup between 4 tall, ice-filled glasses, filling halfway. Top with sparkling water, then garnish each glass with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.