Here in sunny San Diego, we don’t typically have to wait for warm weather to arrive to start our summertime fun. It’s warm and sunny most of the year, and we need relief from the heat wherever we can find it. That’s why I always have a big pitcher of ice cold homemade limeade in the fridge!
Limeade is insanely easy to make, and you only need water, sugar, limes, and a pitcher to make it perfect every time. I’m pleased to say that we have two big lime trees in our yard and those babies just won’t stop producing fruit! We have more limes than we could ever use, so we’re always trying to come up with new ways to use them up. This recipe is delicious, it’s refreshing, and it has the perfect amount of sour and sweet.
You will need:
– Glass Pitcher
– 8 limes
– 2 quarts of water
– 1 cup of sugar
Fill your pitcher with at least 2 quarts of cold water. Pour 1 cup of granulated sugar into the water and stir it up. Some people will choose to put a pot of water on the stove and dissolve the sugar into it, but I’ve never found that necessary.
Slice 8 limes in half and squeeze the juice of the limes into the sugar water. I like my limeade a little more tart, so sometimes I will squeeze an extra lime into it. Stir vigorously so that all sugar and lime juice combines well.
Add crushed ice and a lime slice to a drinking glass. Pour limeade over ice and enjoy!
Written by: Cate Rosales