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Sweet Summery Limeade

Made using raw cane sugar and honey, this amber-colored limeade is the perfect refreshment for a warm summer's day.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Kitrusy


  • 1 cup lime juice about 10-12 limes
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp honey


  • Make a simple syrup using 1 cup of water, sugar, honey. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring to ensure that all the sugar is melted. Set aside to cool.
  • Squeeze the juice out of enough limes to make 1 cup of lime juice.
  • Combine the freshly squeezed lime juice, simple syrup mixture, and water together.
  • Taste and adjust the sweetness level to suit your taste.
  • Serve chilled or with ice. Store any leftovers covered for up to 10 days in the fridge.


  • For a great citrus burst make this drink using 1/2 cup lime juice and 1/2 cup lemon juice. 
  • If you don't want to make a simple syrup, you can add the sugar and honey directly into the water and lime juice. Stir constantly until all the sugar is dissolved.
  • To make a limeade slushie: freeze 3/4 cups into ice cubes and combine the frozen cubes with 1/4 cup of limeade and process until well blended. Serve immediately and enjoy. 


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg