If you like lemonade, try limeade! In Southeast Asia, limeade is a popular drink due to the fact that limes are so readily available. Limeade makes for a fresh twist on lemonade, and is very refreshing. Its light green color also makes it a beautiful drink to serve. For this recipe I used 5 large limes to 7-8 cups water, which makes for quite a flavorful limeade. Feel free to add more water if you find it too strong. (I find adults like it stronger than kids). ENJOY!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- MAKES 1 jug limeade (8-10 cups)
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice* (about 5 medium to large limes)
- 7-8 cups water
- 1 cup white sugar (or more to taste)
- Optional: ice cubes / fresh fruit garnish
- Squeeze the limes to make 1 cup lime juice, either by hand (slicing the limes into wedges and squeezing them), or by using a citrus juicer/press. Remove any small seeds you find.
- Pour the lime juice into a large jug, and add 7 cups water.
- Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Taste-test the lime water, adding more sugar if you prefer it sweeter, or more water if you find the taste too strong or sharp. Set jug in the re-frigerator to chill for 2 hours, or until cold.
- Serve as is, or garnished with slices or wedges of lime, plus a few ice cubes if desired. ENJOY!