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Thirst-Quenching Limeade

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 (1-3/4 quarts)


  • 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 zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • Ice cubes


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 152 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • LeslieH
    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
    May 2, 2015

    So wonderfully refreshing and a perfect balance!!!

  • dixie knutson
    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
    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
    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!