Fresh Limeade

Fresh limeade is a delicious alternative to lemonade during the hot summer months (or whenever the mood strikes you). 


Makes about 9 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes


2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice (about 6 to 8 large limes)*
5 cups cold water
Garnish: fresh lime slices


1. Stir together sugar and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until sugar mixture reaches syrup consistency. Remove from heat; cool.

2. Stir in juice and 5 cups cold water. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

*1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6 to 8 lemons) may be substituted. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.