Limeade is one of my favorite summer drinks. I usually have a stash of the frozen stuff around, but this evening I wanted limeade with dinner and it's too early in the season for the frozen stash. So - a cooking I will go. Or more appropriately, a mixing.
I had a bottle of key lime juice in my fridge. I knew it would need sugar and water and little more. Since I'm not a fan of getting sugar to dissolve in cold water, I made a syrup from the lime and sugar, then added the cold water. The result, a refreshing limeade that's not too strong and not too tart. I'm looking forward to blending fresh strawberries and cherries with it when their seasons come around!
2 cups Granulated Sugar
1 cup Lime Juice
1 gallon of Water
1. Combine the lime juice and sugar in a saucepan over low heat just until the sugar melts.
2. Mix with water.
3. Add ice if desired and enjoy.