Rating: 3.67 stars
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 6

A delicious and refreshing drink made with limes. Serve over ice on a hot day.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Cut limes in half and squeeze lime juice into a 2 quart pitcher. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Fill pitcher with cold water, stir and chill in refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts

72 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 19.3g; fat 0.1g; sodium 7.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (60)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2005
This is in fact a very REFRESHING beverage recipe. I used half sugar and half splenda granular and it turned out great. Perfect drink for a hot summer day or just after a workout. To garnish I froze pieces of flat leaf parsley in ice cube trays with water and added a couple to each glass. Great recipe light and refreshing not too sweet. Read More
(32)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2005
I did as someone else mentioned and used less water. To make a gallon, use 1 c. lime juice, 1 c. sugar and 1 gallon water. Could add cherry juice or Koolaid to add another flavor. Read More
(129)
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2005
I did as someone else mentioned and used less water. To make a gallon, use 1 c. lime juice, 1 c. sugar and 1 gallon water. Could add cherry juice or Koolaid to add another flavor. Read More
(129)
Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2003
I think this would also be too weak. I used 6 limes, 1/2c sugar, and add water to make 2 quarts, and it wasn't bad. Next time, I'd probably use 8 limes, and maybe a little more sugar. I like mine not too sweet... it seem as 'refreshing' to me. Read More
(108)
Rating: 1 stars
12/07/2003
Bad recipe - it came out too watery. Be sure to taste as you're adding the sugar water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2005
This is in fact a very REFRESHING beverage recipe. I used half sugar and half splenda granular and it turned out great. Perfect drink for a hot summer day or just after a workout. To garnish I froze pieces of flat leaf parsley in ice cube trays with water and added a couple to each glass. Great recipe light and refreshing not too sweet. Read More
(32)
Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2009
This recipe turned out okay but I wish that instead of listing a number of limes the author had mentioned a measurement of lime juice. I used about 20 small limes and it was too weak. I recommend using half the amount of water and then tasting it to see if more is needed. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2008
Perfect made with 2/3 cup Splenda rather than sugar. I think maybe some people don't realize that all limes are different you may have to adjust the sweetner or add more water. This is just GREAT. My 12 year old made this for us! Read More
(20)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
Good recipe!! I added ice becuase in my own drink because i like it nice and cold. Not too sweet and good amounts of lime and sugar. Just a little bit watery for people who like it sweeter though. Read More
(20)
Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2008
Way too weak. We used the same amount of sugar and 15 limes for 2 quarts of water and it was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2011
Perfect Limeade! Read More
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