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Refreshing Limeade Recipe


Limeade Recipe

Refreshing Limeade - make it in just 10 minutes!

Copyright Darlene Schmidt
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


  1. 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.
  2. Pour the lime juice into a large jug, and add 7 cups water.
  3. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve as is, or garnished with slices or wedges of lime, plus a few ice cubes if desired. ENJOY!
*For this drink, it’s best to use fresh limes. Bottled lime juice has a different taste, and might also give an aftertaste which you don’t want.

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