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Fresh Limeade

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Yield Makes about 9 cups
Fresh limeade is a delicious alternative to lemonade during the hot summer months (or whenever the mood strikes you). 

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  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.

  3. *1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6 to 8 lemons) may be substituted. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.