Brown Sugar and Mint Limeade

A perfect drink not only during summer months, but also if you need something refreshing. 

I grew up only familiar with two seasons – hot and cold/rainy days. Is it still Summer? Or is it Fall? Nonetheless, this drink is super awesome anytime of the year.

Brown Sugar and Mint Limeade by The Not So Creative Cook 1

I love iced tea a lot. I don’t make my own. I always get powdered one. I can finish one liter in one sitting. Maybe even more than that.

When I made this drink, I didn’t expect the look to be like this. I expect it something more than the source recipe’s look. But sometimes, beautiful results comes out unexpectedly. This drink is somewhat near to iced tea with a hint of lime – not too sweet, the balance is just right and perfect.

Brown Sugar and Mint Limeade by The Not So Creative Cook 2

Brown Sugar and Mint Limeade


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 5 medium sized lime, juiced
  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 Lime, for garnish


  1. Add the water in a pitcher. Add the brown sugar, and the juice from 5 limes and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add mint leaves and chill for 2 hours.  (Optional: blend them together for beautiful mint specks) or you can let it sit in the fridge overnight for strong mint flavor. Be sure to remove it before serving as the leaves turn brown in color.
  3. Optional: before serving, rub a wedge of line around the rim of your serving glasses. Place brown sugar in a small plate and turn the serving glasses upside down and dip it in the sugar until rim is completely coated.
  4. Add ice to the pitcher or serving glasses upon serving and garnish with mint leaves and sliced limes or wedges.

Source recipe: Brown Sugar and Mint Limeade by Coupon Clicking Cook

This is what you call a ‘beatiful disaster’ – I was a little upset (okay, not little) I was super upset when I saw that the color is too dark. Maybe I should have used light brown sugar, I thought.  But it’s awesome how this turned to my new favorite drink. 😀

I hope you try this and let me know what you think. 😉


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This is a scheduled post. Thank you for linking up this post to this week’s FF, Elaine. xx 
I am sharing this at Fiesta Friday #85, hosted by the Amazing Angie. Thank you, Angie, and thank you co-hosts.

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29 thoughts on “Brown Sugar and Mint Limeade

  1. We make our own ice tea and sometimes lemonade / limeade. I’ve never used brown sugar in any of it, and I definitely want to try this!

  2. I drink iced tea by the gallons! But of course I don’t make my own since I’m that lazy 🙂 I just get fuze, currently my fave drink. I need to start brewing my own tea. Brown sugar sounds terrific!

  3. Jhuls, I love your drink! The source image looks like a summer drink due to the paper umbrellas, whereas yours looks like a year round drink. And, I’m sure this will be a hit at the fiesta, especially with the heat wave that went through New England this week. You pictures are beautiful, and what a great balance of flavors. Thanks for sharing at FF, and have a wonderful weekend! 😀

  4. This drink looks very refreshing! I love iced tea also, so I am very interested in this. We have tons of mint growing in our garden, and brown sugar in the pantry. I just need to get some limes, and I must try to make this. Thank you for sharing it, and happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂

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