Easy Homemade Limeade
This simple and delicious Limeade is made with just 2 ingredients (plus ice and water!) Refreshingly tart and sweet, this Limeade recipe is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day!
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 1 cup lime juice use fresh limes
- 1 to 2 teaspoons lime zest optional but adds even more lime flavor
- 2 cups cold water
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1 lime cut into slices or wedges
- 4 fresh mint sprigs for garnish
Combine 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat and bring just to a simmer stirring frequently to dissolve sugar. Once sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. (I pop it in the freezer to cool quickly.) You will need 1 cup of simple syrup for this recipe.
1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup water
Combine the lime juice, simple syrup, lime zest and cold water in a large pitcher. Stir to combine.
1 cup simple syrup, 2 cups cold water, 1 to 2 teaspoons lime zest
Taste and add additional simple syrup if not sweet enough or more lime juice if too sweet.
Just before serving, stir in the ice cubes and the sliced lime or lime wedges. Pour into glasses and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a lime wedge or slice if desired.
2 cups ice cubes, 1 lime, 4 fresh mint sprigs
Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 3mg