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Fresh Squeezed Limeade

About 7 years ago, our friends Gabe & Becca introduced us to the idea of Fresh Squeezed Limeade. I was never a big fan of lemonade, it was too tart for me. I don’t know why it never occurred to me to squeeze a lime instead of a lemon. I fell in love, instantly. Gabe’s mom is from Mexico, and she grew up drinking it daily. Limes, sugar, water– that’s all it is! I’ve shared this simple drink with many friends over the years, and it was new to them, too, so today I share it with all of you!

fresh squeezed limeade
Simply put, for every lime you squeeze, add 1/4 cup sugar, and 2 cups of water.  So you can make a personal glass that size if you’d like. On a larger scale to fill a standard 2 Liter pitcher (8 cups), follow the recipe below:

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Fresh Squeezed Limeade
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Limes, sugar, and water is all you need for this refreshing drink
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 fresh squeezed limes
  1. Squeeze out the lime juice, mix in the sugar and water. Add sugar or limes to taste.


squeezed lime

My kids love to help squeeze the limes into the pitcher.

sugar lime

I enjoy it all year round, but it seems especially appropriate to enjoy a cool glass on a hot summer day. I love limes in a lot of my food, and generally keep them on  hand, so I have them at home regularly. I squeeze limes into my Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip, as well as onto my chips that I eat Queso with.  I’ve got another fun lime post coming your way later this week, so stay tuned!


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  1. Looks delish, Kristen!! Pinned and will copy (;
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  2. Looks amazing. Love. Pinning for later.

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  3. Nazzia says:

    In India, we make these all the time, especially in summer. We call it Nimboo-Paani (Nimboo is lime and Paani is water). Try adding some salt to it, it tastes so much better.

  4. I love limeade! On a cultural note, :) here in Brazil these are our lemons. The big, gorgeous, yellow lemons are Sicilian lemons here and pretty hard to come by at supermarkets! When a recipe calls for limes and lemons many brazilians get a bit confused because although we have some different limes – there’s even a very tart one with an almost orange middle, delicious! – the green lime is the most common for us. Those of us who like to cook try to find the Sicilian lemons because they taste better in food :D

    Ok, so I’ll stop with the rambling now. By the way, I love how the posts are displayed now, with the picture on the left.
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    • Kristen Duke says:

      I always love a little cultural note, thanks for sharing that tidbit, Aline! Are the posts showing up different? I’m confused about the picture on the left part…in your email?

  5. It might just be your gorgeous pictures but I’m craving a glass of this right now. I think I’m going to make some tonight!

  6. Mmmmm – looks so good and refreshing!

  7. Makes me want to be in Provo and go to Tucanos! Great idea, picking up some limes tonight!
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