½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
6 to 8 mint leaves
¾ cup sugar or to taste
6 cups water
Return the strained mixture to the blender or food processor, along with 2 cups of the water, and purée again until smooth. Strain again into the pitcher, then add the remaining 2 cups water and give it a good stir. Chill the drink before serving or serve it immediately. Either way, pour into classes filled with ice.
Jinich, Patti, Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking, Huffington Mifflin Harcourt, 2013