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Classic Limeade

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 12 mins

Serves 6


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • Lime slices, for garnish, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 140
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 37 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Cook until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove syrup from heat.

  2. In a large pitcher, combine syrup, lime juice and 4 cups cold water. Garnish each glass with lime slices, if desired.