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
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: 152 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 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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LeslieH User ID: 191346 228441
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."

nightskystar User ID: 1034705 225790
Reviewed May. 2, 2015

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

dixie knutson User ID: 1526531 218145
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!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 160872
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."

Gretle User ID: 5177771 79807
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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