Refreshing Limeade

Refreshing Limeade

The Spruce / Karen Hibbard

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Yields: 8 cups
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
84 Calories
0g Fat
22g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 84
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 24mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tired of the same-old lemonade? Try limeade instead. In Southeast Asia, limeade (also known as "lime water") is a popular drink due to the fact that fresh limes are so readily available, and the weather is so hot. Limeade is very refreshing and fragrant and its light green color also makes it a beautiful drink to serve.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, from about 5 large limes

  • 7 to 8 cups water

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • Lime wheels or wedges, mint, or honeydew slices, optional garnishes

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Refreshing Limeade ingredients

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  2. Pour the lime juice into a large jug, and add 7 cups water.

    lime juice in a jug and water in a bowl

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  3. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.

    add sugar to the lime and water mixture

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  4. Taste-test the lime water, adding more sugar if you prefer it sweeter, or more water if you find the taste too tart or sharp. Set jug in the refrigerator to chill 2 hours, or until cold. Serve as is, or garnish with lime wedges or other fresh fruit.

    Refreshing Limeade in a glass

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Tips

  • Make it lemon limeade by adding some lemon juice, to your taste.
  • Garnish it with other fresh fruit such as melons, strawberries, or raspberries to add color and add a touch of another flavor.