Chances are you already love lemonade. Have you ever tried its equally delicious cousin–limeade? Homemade limeade has all the crisp, cool refreshment that lemonade does, but the tangy lime taste gives it an extra kick that’s hard to beat. It’s a great alternative to lemonade, soda and iced tea when you want something refreshing, but a little unique.
If you haven’t ever tried this fun summer drink, today is a good day to learn how to make limeade, and this Homemade Limeade recipe is the perfect recipe to learn with. It’s only made with three very simple ingredients (water, sugar and limes), the first two of which you likely always have on hand anyways. Just remember to pick up a lime or two from the store next time you’re out (depending on how big they are), and you should be all set.
Homemade Limeade doesn’t require any fancy equipment. You don’t need a juicer or anything, though if you have one, it doesn’t hurt. Usually I just squeeze the limes into a cup, being careful to get as much of the juice in the cup as possible. You have less dishes to clean that way. Be sure to take a minute to remove any seeds as well.
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Once you have your ingredients, simply heat, stir and cool. Or, if you’re impatient like we are sometimes, pour your Homemade Limeade over ice to cool it down faster. (You had no idea it would be this easy to learn how to make limeade, did you?) Add pretty lime slices for decoration, and this is one refreshing summertime drink you’ll be mixing up again and again.
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Lime Juice
- 5 cup Water
- Lime Slices for garnish
- Combine sugar with 1 cup of water and heat over hich heat just until it boils and sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Add sugar syrup, juice and 4 cups of water to pitcher.
- Stir to mix well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve over ice and garnished with lime slice.