Grown-up limeade

Prep: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 5

A grown-up summer drink with a pleasantly bitter bite

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze without soda water

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal166
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars44g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.11g
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Ingredients

  • 12 limes, 10 roughly chopped, 2 sliced
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1l bottle soda water
  • vodka or rum, optional
    Vodka

    Vodka

    vod-ka

    Originally associated with Russia, Slavonic, Baltic and Scandinavian countries, vodka has become…

Method

  1. Lay the lime slices on a tray and freeze for at least an hour. Put the remaining chopped limes (including the skin) in the bowl of a food processor or blender with the sugar and 100ml water. Whizz until really juicy and completely broken down.

  2. Pour the mix through a sieve, so that all the pulpy bits remain and you have lots of juice. Have a taste – if it’s too sour, add a bit more sugar. This can be made 2 days ahead and chilled. Pour into a big jug with lots of ice and the lime slices, and top up with soda water. Serve with a shot of vodka or rum, if you like.

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Comments (2)

imelda's picture
5

Delicious. I made it up to adding the soda water (didn't have any) and then added cold water as if to cordial -really tasty. Also tried it with a shot of vodka. Both great. Will be making this again.

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Tips (1)

Joe123454321's picture

I just made it and it was way to sour. I made it for my family and they pulled faces and put tonnes of more sugar in. So I would say use less limes (I used 12) or more sugar. Thanks anyway for the recipe, it was still quite nice and I will make it in the future (but a lot less sour!)
Joe