Forget lemonade! This summer, limeade is what it’s all about. This refreshing summer drinktakes only a little work and serves enough for a small party or picnic. If you want to spike it, try adding vodka or gin for a sparkling gimlet.
As for the salt in the recipe, trust me, it’s tasty! Try adding a little to one serving and see if you like it.
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, from about 8 limes
3 cups seltzer or water
Pinch of salt
Make the simple syrup: Combine the sugar with 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar and remove from the heat. Let cool.
Combine the simple syrup, lime juice, and seltzer or water in a large pitcher filled with ice and stir to incorporate. Pour over glasses filled with ice and your garnish of choice.