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I just made this and it’s delicious! I only used about half of the simple syrup because I didn’t want it to be too sweet – it was so tangy and refreshing! I will definitely be making this again! Now I just need to get a juicer!
This sounds so delicious! On holidays and if you need something in a snap, we fill a punch bowl with ice, 3/4 cranberry-apple juice, and 1/4 ginger ale and fill the entire top with lime slices. It is to die for. I like the idea of this as a limeade without the carbonation however. Thank you for another tasty recipe
There is never a reason to waste a Lime,Lemon,Orange etc.
We just put into freezer bags or better yet into Food Saver Bags whole.
It is much easier to grate the rind off a frozen citrus fruit, than fresh.
Thaw it out to room temp, or defrost in the microwave and squeeze, all citrus fruit yeild much more juice once it has been frozen and thawed.
The recipe sounds absolute delicious and I plan on making some soon!!
Love the additon of the lilies in the photo!
My lilies that bloomed this year were pink.
Those left over limes can be used to make sweet and sour mix as well for maragaritas!!
Unsweetened fruit juice can also be frozen in ice cube trays then placed in a ziplock bag in the freezer for late use.
Your drink would be also tasty served frozen with a sugar rimmed margarita glass. Drop the frozen lime juice cubes with the rest of the ingredients and blend.
I mix 100% cranberry juice with a splash of diet white grape soda. Lime might be a nice edition.
Linda in Washington State
Looks great! I think I might try it with a little less water to make it more concentrated and then when I am ready to serve it pour the limeade mixture at the bottom of the glass and add some chilled seltzer water! Fizzy limeade is really refreshing.
When I’m storing limes I always put them in a plastic bag, then into the fruit bin of my refrigerator. They seem to last much longer when stored in a plastic bag.
Throw in some tequila and fresh mint and then let’s talk! El Carmen, the local tequila bar near my apartment, has a drink they call the Mexito. It’s a take on a mojito, but with tequila instead of rum, and a bit of cranberry juice. Quite delicious.
I learned from my husband’s aunt who lives in Mexico, and has several lime trees in her yard, to squeeze the lime juice as soon as I bring home that big Costco bag, and freeze it in ice cube trays. Then it’s ready for limeade, or something more potent, whenever you want it.
This is really good! I just whipped up a batch. I ended up using 3 limes and one lemon as that was what I had on hand. Really good idea with adding the zest to the simple syrup.
Hi Anonymous – Personally, if I were to substitute some of the sugar with anything, it would be either stevia, agave nectar, or honey. Honey will change the flavor a bit, as it has its own pronounced flavor.
I would like to put the limes I got to good use. This would be nice. However can you substitute something for the sugar? 1/2 cup sugar and ?