In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and the hot water until the sugar dissolves.
Place a few mint leaves at the bottom of a pitcher and crush with a muddler or large wooden spoon.
Juice the limes into the pitcher, add the sugar water.
Take a lime wedge and cut a slit in the wedge. Then rub around the rim of the glass. Dip it into salt. Add ice to the glass and then pour in the limeade and top with a quarter cup of sparkling water. Repeat until all glasses are filled. Enjoy.
Alcohol - If you want to kick it up notch add tequila or rum to taste or drink as Jaden suggests with a little gin!