Lime Juice (Limeade Recipe)

This lime juice recipe is refreshing, healthy and perfect for spring or summer! Known as limeade, this drink only uses a few simple ingredients, and can be made with fresh lime juice or bottled, sweetened or unsweetened! You’ll love having this lime drink ready to go in the fridge to make drinking water more fun!

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or alternative sweetener (or unsweetened)
  • Ice
  • Optional to garnish: lime slices, mint, basil, or fruit such as strawberries, raspberries or blueberries


  1. Juice the limes using a citrus juicer or citrus reamer
  2. Combine the lime juice with water and stir
  3. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Taste your limeade and adjust the sugar to taste if you’d like it more or less bitter. To dilute, you can add more water, or to sweeten more, add additional sugar 1 tablespoon at a time
  4. Refrigerate until serving and serve over ice


  • Roll limes between your palm and the counter to soften them and loosen the juice. This makes them easier to work with and helps you get all of the juice out of the lime
  • Sugar can be replaced by honey, date Syrup, erythritol, stevia, or your go-to sugar replacement
  • Lemons can be used in place of limes with a 1:1 ration
  • Herbs such as basil or mint can be muddled and added to your lime juice
  • Fruit makes a great festive and flavorful addition. Use raspberries, strawberries or blueberries
  • Store in the refrigerator and stir before serving

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 40
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1 g

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