Spring is in the air at the farm and that means plenty of porch time. And nothing goes better with porch time than the perfect cool drink to sip. Cowboy is a fan of lemonade and limeade, and our local grocery had oodles of giant, fresh, juicy limes today so a fresh pitcher of limeade was on order. This recipe makes about a half gallon of deliciousness.
Give some limes a squeeze and let us know if this limeade hits the spot.
The Recipe: Loving Life Limeade
The Source: The original was a Southern Living recipe for lemonade, which we’ve adapted just slightly for limeade.
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice, approximately 6 to 7 large limes
- 5 1/2 cups cold water
- crushed ice
- lime slices for garnish
- In a large pitcher, stir together sugar and half cup boiling water until sugar dissolves. Tip: If you have an electric kettle or any kettle, it’s the easiest way to get boiling water in the amount you need and makes it easy to pour without spilling. (Yes, spilling is my middle name.)
- Squeeze limes and add in lime juice to the pitcher. Tip: To get the most juice out of your lime, press and roll under the palm of your hand before slicing.
- Add 5 1/2 cups cold water to the pitcher.
- Pour over crushed ice and garnish with a lime slice. Tip: I like to fill the glasses with about half crushed ice, which makes it feel almost like a dessert drink to me.
- Serving this is an antique glass pitcher and using fun vintage glasses makes this simple drink feel extra special.
- Any you have left over, keep refrigerated.
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