"A delicious and refreshing drink made with limes. Serve over ice on a hot day."


10 m servings 72 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 72 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cut limes in half and squeeze lime juice into a 2 quart pitcher. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Fill pitcher with cold water, stir and chill in refrigerator.
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  1. 50 Ratings


I did as someone else mentioned and used less water. To make a gallon, use 1 c. lime juice, 1 c. sugar and 1 gallon water. Could add cherry juice or Koolaid to add another flavor.

I think this would also be too weak. I used 6 limes, 1/2c sugar, and add water to make 2 quarts, and it wasn't bad. Next time, I'd probably use 8 limes, and maybe a little more sugar. I like ...

Bad recipe - it came out too watery. Be sure to taste as you're adding the sugar water.

This recipe turned out okay but I wish that instead of listing a number of limes, the author had mentioned a measurement of lime juice. I used about 20 small limes and it was too weak. I recomme...

This is in fact a very REFRESHING beverage recipe. I used half sugar and half splenda granular and it turned out great. Perfect drink for a hot summer day or just after a workout. To garnish I f...

Perfect, made with 2/3 cup Splenda rather than sugar. I think maybe some people don't realize that all limes are different, you may have to adjust the sweetner or add more water. This is just GR...

Way too weak. We used the same amount of sugar and 15 limes for 2 quarts of water, and it was good.

Good recipe!! I added ice becuase in my own drink because i like it nice and cold. Not too sweet and good amounts of lime and sugar. Just a little bit watery for people who like it sweeter th...

Perfect Limeade!