recipe

If you’re a fan of lemonade, give limeade—made with limes instead of lemons—a try!

safety
  • Uses a knife
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 25 minutes
yield
  • Serves 6
  • (Makes about 5 cups)

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Prepare Ingredients

12
limes
¾ cup
sugar
3½ cups
cold water
Ice

Gather Cooking Equipment

Cutting board
Chef’s knife
Pitcher
Large bowl
Potato masher
Citrus juicer
Liquid measuring cup
Rubber spatula
Fine-­mesh strainer
Tall glasses
1
 
2
limes
¾ cup
sugar

Cut 2 limes in half lengthwise through both ends. Lay limes halves, flat side down, on cutting board, then cut each half crosswise into thin semicircles; discard ends. Put half of lime slices in large pitcher and set aside. Put remaining lime slices in large bowl and add sugar.

 
2
 

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

 
3
 
10
limes

Cut remaining 10 limes in half crosswise. Use citrus juicer to squeeze juice into liquid measuring cup. You should have a little over 1 cup. (Save any extra juice for another use.)

 
4
 
3½ cups
cold water

Pour lime juice and water into bowl with lime slices and sugar. Use rubber spatula to stir mixture until sugar is completely dissolved, about 1 minute.

 
5
 

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

 
6
 
Ice

To serve, place ice in tall glasses and pour limeade over ice. (Limeade can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.)