Limeade Recipe -
Limeade Recipe
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"A delicious and refreshing drink made with limes. Serve over ice on a hot day."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Cut limes in half and squeeze lime juice into a 2 quart pitcher. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Fill pitcher with cold water, stir and chill in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 19, 2005

This is in fact a very REFRESHING beverage recipe. I used half sugar and half splenda granular and it turned out great. Perfect drink for a hot summer day or just after a workout. To garnish I froze pieces of flat leaf parsley in ice cube trays with water and added a couple to each glass. Great recipe light and refreshing not too sweet.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 29, 2005

I did as someone else mentioned and used less water. To make a gallon, use 1 c. lime juice, 1 c. sugar and 1 gallon water. Could add cherry juice or Koolaid to add another flavor.

Dec 07, 2003

I think this would also be too weak. I used 6 limes, 1/2c sugar, and add water to make 2 quarts, and it wasn't bad. Next time, I'd probably use 8 limes, and maybe a little more sugar. I like mine not too sweet... it seem as 'refreshing' to me.

Dec 07, 2003

Bad recipe - it came out too watery. Be sure to taste as you're adding the sugar water.

Feb 02, 2009

This recipe turned out okay but I wish that instead of listing a number of limes, the author had mentioned a measurement of lime juice. I used about 20 small limes and it was too weak. I recommend using half the amount of water and then tasting it to see if more is needed.

Aug 10, 2008

Perfect, made with 2/3 cup Splenda rather than sugar. I think maybe some people don't realize that all limes are different, you may have to adjust the sweetner or add more water. This is just GREAT. My 12 year old made this for us!

May 18, 2008

Way too weak. We used the same amount of sugar and 15 limes for 2 quarts of water, and it was good.

Dec 07, 2003

Good recipe!! I added ice becuase in my own drink because i like it nice and cold. Not too sweet and good amounts of lime and sugar. Just a little bit watery for people who like it sweeter though.


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  • Calories
  • 72 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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