attempting lime mint soda

I decided to attempt a lime mint soda this morning. We had decided on a lemon mint soda the previous night, but I woke up and realized lemon just didn't feel as exciting as limes... and who doesn't love a mojito? especially in the dead of winter?

lime and mint soda

  • 5 limes
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 2.5 boxes of mint
  • roughly 3/4 cup of turbinado sugar

  1. made simple syrup with sugar.
  2. added in zest and heated over low heat
  3. juiced limes
  4. added mint; and muddled.

Mixture was then filtered resulting in about 280ml of very limey liquid.

Here's the problem now: despite adding in 2.5 boxes of mint, the lime taste seems somewhat overwhelming. And since I'm alone (this is my first attempt to make a soda without Tony) I have no one else's palate for corroboration.

I'm putting the limey soda in the fridge, eating a chocolate muffin to make myself feel better then I'm off to install some art.