Homemade Limeade tastes amazing and tastes so refreshing. Citrus drinks are my favorite! Especially the ones you make at home. Like Fresh Lemonade and Strawberry Basil Lemonade. They are actually really easy to make and truly do taste so much better than any powder or drink you can get pre-made from the store.
Limeade has become a new favorite of mine lately. If you’ve never tried it, then it’s a must! It’s a little more tart than lemonade, but seems a little bit more tropical all at the same time. Perfectly refreshing, though.
Since limes are usually small, I like to use them as my ice cubes instead of diluting the limeade with any ice. You just cut some in half, pop them into the freezer and let them harden. They’ll look great floating in your drink and keep it cold at the same time!
- For Simple Syrup:
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- For Limeade:
- 1½ cups lime juice, freshly squeezed (about 12-15 small/medium limes)
- 12 cups cold water
- 4 whole small limes, cut in half
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- Place cut limes in a plastic bag and freeze for 4 hours or over night.
- In a medium pot bring 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil.
- Boil until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes.
- Take off the heat and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
- Pour ¼ cup sugar onto shallow plate and set aside.
- Dip 8 small glass rims into the simple syrup and then directly into the sugar.
- In a large pitcher combine simple syrup, lime juice and cold water until well mixed.
- Chill until ready to serve.
- When ready to serve place one frozen lime half into each glass and pour limeade.