recipe

You’ll enjoy sipping this sweet, tart, refreshing beverage on hot summer days.

safety
  • Uses a knife
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 25 minutes, plus 2 to 3 hours freezing time
yield
  • Serves 4 to 6 (Makes about 6 cups)

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Prepare Ingredients

7
limes
1 cup
sugar
4½ cups
cold water
6 tablespoons
Raspberry Simple Syrup

Gather Cookng Equipment

Cutting board
Chef's knife
Large bowl
Potato masher
Citrus juicer
Rubber spatula
Fine-mesh strainer
Large pitcher
2
ice cube trays
Blender
Dish towel
Glasses
1
 
1
lime

Cut 1 lime in half through both ends. Lay lime halves, flat side down, on cutting board, then cut each half crosswise into thin semicircles.

 
2
 
1 cup
sugar

Add lime slices and sugar to large bowl. Use potato masher to mash sugar and lime slices together until sugar is completely wet, about 1 minute. Set aside.

 
3
 
6
limes

Cut remaining 6 limes in half crosswise. Use citrus juicer to squeeze lime juice into bowl with sugar and lime slices.

 
4
 
4½ cups
cold water

Pour water into bowl and use rubber spatula to stir mixture until sugar is completely dissolved, about 1 minute.

 
5
 

Set fine-mesh strainer over large pitcher. Carefully pour mixture through strainer into bowl. Use rubber spatula to stir and press on limes to get out as much juice as possible. Discard lime slices in strainer.

 
6
 

Carefully pour half of lime mixture into 2 ice cube trays. Place trays in freezer and freeze until frozen solid, 2 to 3 hours. Place remaining lime juice mixture in refrigerator.

 
7
 
6 tablespoons
Raspberry Simple Syrup

When limeade cubes are frozen, pop them out of ice cube trays and add to blender jar. Pour remaining lime juice mixture over top, along with 6 tablespoons Raspberry Simple Syrup.

 
8
 

Place lid on top of blender and hold firmly in place with folded dish towel. Turn on blender and process until smooth, 30 to 60 seconds. Stop blender. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.