Tajin Limeade

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + freezing


8 servings

Updated: Nov. 02, 2023
Tajin is a blend of chili peppers, salt and lime. I sprinkle it on a lot of food, but I've found it's really delicious in limeade. —Amanda Phillips, Portland, Oregon


  • 3 tablespoons Tajin seasoning, divided
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 3 cups fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedges


  1. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Tajin seasoning evenly in the bottom of 2 ice cube trays (16 ice cubes each). Fill with water and freeze.
  2. In a saucepan, stir together 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool until room temperature.
  3. In a large pitcher or bowl, stir together lime juice, sugar mixture and remaining 3 cups water. On a small plate, combine remaining 1 tablespoon Tajin seasoning and 1 tablespoon sugar. Moisten rims of 8 tall glasses with lime wedges; dip rims in Tajin mixture. Place 3-4 ice Tajin-spiced cubes in each glass; fill with limeade. If desired, garnish with additional lime wedges.

Tajin Limeade Tips

What is Tajin spice made of?

Tajin spice is a seasoning mix made of dried chili peppers (a blend of chiles de arbol, guajillo and pasilla peppers), dehydrated lime and salt. (Here are some of our other favorite homemade spice blends.)

How long does Tajin limeade last?

Tajin limeade typically lasts for about a week if you store it in the fridge.

What else is Tajin seasoning good on?

You can use Tajin seasoning for plenty of other things! Try adding it to the rim of other mixed drinks, like your favorite margarita recipes. You can also use Tajin as a spice rub for meats, or sprinkle it on top of fresh mango or cucumbers (with some lime juice) to make a healthy, flavorful snack.

Research contributed by Sarah Tramonte, Taste of Home Associate Culinary Producer

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 126 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 749mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.