Limeade Concentrate

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2021

This formula combines the convenience of concentrate with the complexity of fresh squeezed—and the nuanced truth about how lime flavor works.

SERVES4 (makes 2 cups limeade concentrate or 4 cups limeade)

TIME20 minutes, plus 1½ hours cooling

Limeade Concentrate

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Simple limeade—just juice, sugar, and water—is refreshing at first, but it can get a bit cloying before your glass is half-empty. For a more complex drink, we muddled the zest with sugar to incorporate some of its floral, spicy, and sweet f...

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