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Tired of Lemonade? Try These Makrut Lime Drinks!

Looking for a new refreshing lime drink to try? Look no further than these kaffir (makrut) lime drinks for the perfect citrus refreshment, any time of year!

Are you searching for a thirst-quenching, refreshing drink this summer? With modern sodas going crazy on the sugar count and lemonade becoming tiring, you need something new. In fact, you need to discover the citrus taste of makrut (kaffir) lime!

Adding just enough acidic tang, these drinks with makrut lime will really keep you hydrated and cool. Try some of these delicious makrut lime drink recipes!

Makrut Limeade

Makrut limeade is a variation on the classic. However, instead of regular lemons, it uses the unique tang of the makrut lime for a blast of flavor. All you need is soda water, sugar, makrut (kaffir) lime leaves, and the makrut limes. 

Place two cups of water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add around ten kaffir lime leaves along with one cup of sugar. Let it boil for around ten minutes, then leave it to rest. 

Once it has cooled, place it in the refrigerator. It should cool to a thick, sweet syrup. 

Place four glasses on a table and fill them with ice. Fill each with half a cup of syrup and half a cup of club soda. Juice your makrut limes and place two tablespoons of juice in each glass. 

Stir vigorously. After this, garnish with one or two unused kaffir lime leaves and enjoy!

Chili, Ginger, and Makrut Lime Soda

This is a hot drink that delivers a real kick. Start by boiling 1/2 a cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of peeled and diced ginger, salt, chili flakes, and kaffir lime leaves in a pan. If you can manage to get fresh makrut (kaffir) lime leaves, use them! 

Boil for around ten minutes, then refrigerate, so you have a sticky syrup. Set out four tumblers, and shred two basil leaves through each one. If you want a slight anise tang, replace this with Thai basil.

Add ice cubes to the glasses, then two tablespoons of the syrup. Top it up with soda water. Stir, and add two generous slices of makrut lime on top, ready to be squeezed across the ice!

Mint Limeade

This is a low-sugar recipe for the health-conscious, but it still packs flavor. Start with simple sugar syrup as described in the previous recipes, placing 1/2 a cup of sugar in a pan with half a cup of water. Let it boil for about ten minutes, cool, and refrigerate. 

Juice around five of your makrut limes. Mix them with around seven shredded mint leaves, and grind together using a pestle and mortar. Set up four glasses filled with ice. 

Add a little of the sugar syrup and a little of the mint and lime mix. Top with soda water, then add a little more of the lime mix. Stir vigorously, then serve!

Sourcing Limes & Lime Leaves

Like any good food or recipe, the ingredients will dictate the quality. You need fresh makrut lime to really make these drinks taste great. Don't settle for inferior produce in your summer treats. For more refreshing lime recipes, check out these makrut lime cocktails.

If you want the highest quality limes or lime leaves, US Citrus can help. We have excellent, homegrown fruits that can be delivered directly to your door. Try our fresh citrus fruit and makrut (kaffir) lime leaves today!

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