Muddling is a technique bartenders use to help release the flavor of drink components, usually fruits, herbs and spices. Muddling is similar to using a mortar and pestle in cooking. It’s great for bringing out the flavor in something without the use of heat.
In bottom of pitcher, place lime pieces and 1 sprig mint.
Using a muddler or back of any spoon, smash the lime and mint together to release the lime juice and oils from the mint.
Add 2-4 cups sparkling water (amount depends on how strong you want the flavor to be) and stir.
Pour flavored water over ice, garnish with a mint sprig and serve.