Limeade Recipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Use one cup of sugar if you plan to serve lemonade with a simple syrup. To extract the most juice from limes, microwave them at HIGH for about 15 seconds for this delicious limeade recipe.


Makes 2 1/2 qt.

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes


1/2 cup water
1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon grated lime rind (about 2 limes)
1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice (about 13 limes)
7 cups ice water


1. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in sugar and grated lime rind, stirring until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. Stir in lime juice and ice water.