Ah limeade, perhaps the most underrated beverage for hot summer days. Homemade limeade has so many things going for it! Lime's seeds are tiny, so you don't need to strain the juice. Also, the lime's acidity is less intense than lemon's, which means less added sugar, which totally means it's appropriate to drink on a daily basis. Honestly, I don't understand why people don't make it more often. Hopefully this recipe will change that:)
Step 1: Ingredients
This recipe makes a rather large single serving but is very easy to double/triple if you need a full pitcher of delicious cold beverage (which you probably do).
You will need: 1 lime, 2 tablespoons of sugar OR 1 1/2 tablespoons honey, 2 cups of water, and few ice cubes (personally I prefer the more traditional flavor of tooth-decaying sugar).
Step 2: Method
Juice the whole lime into your tall glass; you'll get about three tablespoons of juice. Next, beat your chosen sweetener into the juice with a fork. Slowly stream in the water while continuing to mix with the fork. Taste. Adjust the sweetness and strength to your preference, but keep it a little on the strong side so when you add the ice cubes it won't become watery.
Step 3: Enjoy!
Now go and enjoy your delicious cold beverage in the great outdoors! (or indoors if the humidity is off the charts). Alternatively, you could freeze the limeade in ice cube trays or popsicle molds for an even icier treat, but I've never had that kind patience. Happy sipping!
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