When life gives you limes…

Posted by Brette in Food

Teen Martha has recently discovered lime. She had some lime ice (like lemon ice) one night and then had a lime cooler somewhere else, so I jumped on the recipe in June Living for limeade. I like the flavor of lime in food, so I thought this would be a fun new drink.

I squeezed two pounds of limes. They seem to make more juice than lemons.  I mixed it up in the proportions in the recipe (2 1/2 cups juice – I actually had less than this since it was all my limes made, 4 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar). Holy cow it was sour! So I added more water and sugar, over and over. Eventually I had a gallon of the stuff with probably 1 1/2 to 2 cups of sugar and I just gave up.  No one liked it. It was just too sour no matter what I did to it. Maybe the problem is that this recipe is on a page of cocktails that are based on the limeade and perhaps Martha does not intend for one to drink the limeade plain? I don’t know, but it was disappointing.

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