Refreshing Limeade

Limeade next to a bowl of limes

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Yields: 8 cups
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
79 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 20mg 2%
*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.


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 5 medium to large limes)
  • 7 to 8 cups water
  • 1 cup white sugar (or more or less to taste)
  • Optional garnishes: fresh fruit, such as lime wedges or honeydew slices

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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

  3. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.

  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 (the subtle sweetness of honeydew melon is a nice contrast). Add a few ice cubes if desired.