- Roll the limes on the kitchen counter, by applying little pressure with your palms to soften them.
- Cut the limes in half and squeeze their juice into a bowl using a citrus juicer and remove any seeds that fall in.
- Add the fresh squeezed lime juice into a 2 quart pitcher (you can also use store-bought, lime juice)
- Add the granulated sugar to the pitcher and stir to combine the ingredients until sugar dissolves completely.
- Pour in enough cold water to fill the pitcher and stir to combine. Besides regular tap water, you can also use sparkling water from to make the limeade carbonated.
- Pour limeade in glasses over ice, add lime slices and mint leaves to the glass as garnish and serve immediately.
- You can refrigerate the remaining limeade for later.
Note: If you don’t want to make the limeade for immediate consumption, you can make the lime juice and sugar concentrate and store it in the fridge for later use. Just add enough amounts to water, stir and serve.
- Limes are known to have higher Vitamin C and nutrient contents than the regular lemons. So, British soldiers, in order to prevent scurvy, were issued a daily allowance of lime during the 19th
The precise origins of limes are unknown, but the first ones are believed to be grown in Indonesia or Southeast Asia; which were then transported to Mediterranean region around 1000 CE.