Thirst-Quenching Limeade Recipe
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Thirst-Quenching Limeade Recipe

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This is the perfect drink to quench the thirst on hot summer days. The combination of lemon and lime is perfect!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:7 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 5-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 3/4 cup lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • Ice cubes

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 152 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Transfer to a 2-qt. pitcher. Stir in juices and peels. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Stir in remaining water. Serve over ice. Yield: 7 servings (1-3/4 quarts).
Originally published as Thirst-Quenching Limeade in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p196

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"Very thirst quenching and easy to make. Not sure everyone would like the grated peel in their drink. The last bit tends to get it all."

Reviewed May. 2, 2015

"So wonderfully refreshing and a perfect balance!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"Our family loved this! It became our go-to drink for all our barbecues last summer. It was the perfect thirst quencher after a bike ride or just sitting on the deck!"

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"I've been looking for a good lemonade recipe and came across this. I love the lime in it and it has just the right amount of sugar. I will definitely be makin gthis again."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"This was the best Limeade I've ever had! It was just the right amount of sweet verses sour. Would TOTALLY make it again!"

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