Nothing screams “summer” to me like a tall refreshing glass of ice-cold lemonade, but hey limeade hits the spot too! :)
All you will need are lots of limes!
We had to hand-squeeze all those limes because we’re sans juicer but I’m currently lusting over this nifty melamine reamer!
Then in a saucepan, bring sugar, water, and lime zest to a boil… Here I used 1 cup sugar, 3 cups water, and 1 tablespoon of lime zest.
Let that cool, then strain it along with the fresh squeezed lime juice. Taste for desired sweetness/tartness.
KITCHEN TIP If it’s too tart, add more water (skip the sugar, unnecessary extra calories). If it’s too sweet, add more lime juice or water.
Pop in the fridge for a few minutes to let it chill. Serve with ice cubes and garnish with a few limes slices.
Ahhh summer! I can definitely see this being a summer staple for us :)
What do you like to sip on during the warmer months?
Limeade (via Simply Recipes)
- 1 tablespoon of grated zest from limes
- 1 cup of lime juice
- 3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 cups water
- In a small saucepan bring to a boil the sugar, one cup of water, and the lime zest. Once the sugar is dissolved (which it should be by the time the water boils), remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. The amount of sugar is a guideline, it depends on how sweet you like your limeade and how tart your particular limes are.
- Place a strainer over a bowl, or wide-mouthed serving container, and pour the sugar syrup through it, straining out the lime zest. Add the lime juice and 2 cups of water. Taste for sour/sweet balance. If too sweet, add a little more lime juice.
- Chill, or serve immediately over ice.