fresh limeade

Limeade Recipe

What’s more refreshing than a sweet limeade on a hot summer day? This is a no-cook limeade recipe that’s sweetened with both honey and brown sugar. Enjoy!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 15 minutes
Fat 0 Carbs 21 Protein 0
Yield 6 1x


  • 4.5 cups water, divided (2 cups hot, 2.5 cups cold)
  • ¼ cup honey, or more to taste
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • ¾ cup lime juice (~ 6-8 juicy limes)
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional garnishes: Lime slices and/or fresh mint


  1. Using a microwave or over the stove top, heat 2 cups water until near boiling. 
  2. Add hot water to a 2-quart serving pitcher along with honey and brown sugar. Mix until honey and sugar have dissolved. 
  3. Once dissolved, stir in the remaining 2 ½ cups cold water, ice cubes, lime juice, and salt until completely combined. 
  4. Taste and see if limeade needs more sweetener. If so, add more honey (or sugar) to taste and stir to dissolve. 
  5. Garnish with lime slices and fresh mint on each glass, optional.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 78 Sugar: 20 Sodium: 52 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 21 Fiber: 0 Protein: 0 Cholesterol: 0
Author: Emily RichterCategory: DrinksMethod: No BakeCuisine: American

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