Classic Homeade Limeade

fresh limes

As the spring weather has slowly started to peek out and think about staying for awhile, I’ve bee in the mood for limeade.  Now, this limeade takes a little more work and isn’t quite as fun as getting to drive down to Sonic and speak through the little speaker…but it’s oh soo good and refreshing.  I’ve made it twice in the last week and I’m already making plans to buy more limes soon.  If you are more the lemonade fan, you can always substitute lemon juice for the lime juice.  Or- do what I do and use MOSTLY limes until you run out and then 1 or 2 lemons. 🙂

One suggestion I would definitely make, is to take the time to actually squeeze the limes and use real lime juice – using the stuff from the bottle won’t be nearly as tasty.

This recipe comes from one of my favorite blogs, Baking Bites.  Enjoy!

1 cup fresh lime juice (from 4-6 large limes)
1 cup sugar
4 cups water, divided

In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup of water with sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
Combine sugar-water, lime juice and the rest of the water in a large pitcher. Feel free to add in some more sugar if you like your limeade sweeter, or a bit more water to tone down the zestiness if you have limes that are on the sour side. Add ice to help cool down the limeade, then chill until ready to serve.



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