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How to Make the Perfect Limeade in 5 Simple Steps

Looking for something a little different than your normal lemonade? Switch things up with this delicious, simple five-step limeade recipe for the summer!

We all have to have a few unique drink recipes up our sleeve. Offering something that people don't drink every day is a great way to spice up your time with company, or just your own personal life whenever you get thirsty. 

Everyone can make lemonade, but how many people do you know that can make a great limeade?

We're going to run through 5  easy steps that you can use to create a tasty limeade that's sure to be a hit. Let's take a look. 

1. Juice the Limes

The recipe today should serve around 3 people, so adjust the numbers accordingly to your needs. 

Get ahold of 2 or 3 fresh limes and roll them before slicing them. Rolling allows some of the juices to shake loose and for the skin to unbind from the interior of the lime. It makes for an easier time juicing. 

Next, either squeeze the limes into a container or use a juicer to extract the juice. We recommend using a juicer because a lot of the liquid stays in the fruit.

2. Boil Water

Place about one cup of water into a pot or a saucepan. Make sure to have a few tablespoons of sugar on hand before you start boiling. It shouldn't take long for the water to be ready. 

You can also use a few tablespoons of honey if you're not interested in using sugar. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you could even use both sugar and honey. 

3. Integrate the Sugar and Water

Once the water is boiling, you can add your sugar or honey. 

Stir this mixture until everything you added is integrated and is one consistent liquid. You might even want to take the water off of the heat before you do this because the process doesn't take too long. 

If you leave the sugar and water on the boil for too long, there's a chance that it could begin the caramelization process. It takes a while for sugar and water to become caramelized, but the process starts immediately and can affect the flavor. 

4. Mix The Juice and Water

Now, take your lime juice and combine it with the sugary water that you've let cool. After that, add roughly four more cups of water into the concoction and stir it up. 

The end result should contain about 5 to 6 cups of limeade that will be ready to serve once you put it in the fridge to cool down. 

5. Experiment on Your Own

Some of the best limeade is the kind that has its own twist. That's where your creativity comes in. 

Try combining different juices and garnishes. If you're running short on inventive ideas, there's nothing wrong with a little cherry limeade. 

Have a Sweet Spot for Citrus?

If you love other types of citrus, give your recipe book some flavor by incorporating the different citrus ideas shared on our Citrus Delight blog!

Interested in fresh lime flavor to elevate your citrus cuisines or drinks? Try our fresh kaffir (makrut) lime leaves!