My friend Teresa J. is an amazing cook! If you are looking of a particular recipe, she probably has it! I love this refreshing summer drink she has shared with us.
In a large pitcher, toss in 6-7 mint leaves. Cut 4-5 limes in halves or fourths. Squeeze out as much juice as you can, but throw the lime in to the bottom of the pitcher as well. Using a spoon or whisk, smash everything around to release a bit of the mint flavor. Add 1 cup simple syrup (see recipe below). Pack the pitcher with ice and then fill with water. If you like it sweeter, add more simple syrup or more lime if you want more lime flavor.
SIMPLE SYRUP:Mix equal parts sugar and water (example: 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water) in a saucepan. Heat and stir until mixture comes to a boil and all sugar dissolves. Cool completely and use to sweeten any type of drink.