We never, ever drink carbonation so this was a big treat. It didn't have too much of a carbonated taste, though; it was very subtle.
12 Strawberries (The recipe didn't call for "frozen," but that's what we used.)
12 large mint leaves
1 Tbs. lime juice
1 Tbs. lemon juice
4 tsp. sugar (We added a little more than that.)
1/2 cup sparkling mint water
6-8 ice cubes
1/4 cup vodka or rum optional (That's what the recipe says. We obviously opted out.)
We also had to double this recipe. This wouldn't have been enough for 5.
It was REALLY minty. I wasn't sure about that, at first, because it was the first time I've ever "cooked" with fresh mint. Plus, maybe my kids went a little overboard while throwing in the mint leaves. They may or may not have counted properly. The kids loved that it tasted and smelled like "toothpaste."
10 thumbs up
I didn't mind it tasting so minty after I looked up the health benefits of mint. There seem to be many areas that mint helps support: digestion, respiratory, anti-fungal, anti-cancer...
and I think it must give you tons of energy...
Or maybe that's how they always are.