Friday, February 10, 2012

Mexican Limeade

   Mexico is one of my favourite places on earth. The glorious weather, the kind people, & don't forget the amazing food! After having the real deal in Mexico, I've wanted to learn how to make all the authentic Mexican dishes. One of my absolute favourite parts about Mexican cooking is the use of limes. I've come to believe that limes can make just about anything taste better.

  On our first visit to Mexico, I asked for lemonade at our first meal. Woah, baby! Amazingness! Our waiter said that they made it with limes instead of lemons. As soon as we got home, I started to search for a recipe that tasted like the limeade we discovered in Mexico. This one is close. Next time we go, I may just ask for the recipe at our favourite restaurant. :) But for now, when we get an urge for a taste of sunshine, this is the recipe I make.

Mexican Limeade
makes 1/2 a gallon

1 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice 
add enough water to equal 1/2 a gallon (8 cups)

2 cups white sugar
1 cup water

Combine sugar & water in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it barely begins to boil. Cool. 

Combine lime mixture & syrup. Stir well, refrigerate until cold. It really is better after "marinating" for several hours, so just leave it alone until it's cold. 


Me enjoying a massive glass of limeade on our first trip to Mexico in 2007.

And because it's a very cold February day here in Saskatchewan, Canada, 
I will leave you with a warm beach scene from a beautiful Mexican beach.

Stay warm & enjoy your weekend!


  1. Looks yummy, but how is this different than a normal limeade?

  2. I love Mexico too!  My husband, sister and BIL and I have been fortunate to vacation in Cancun for the past 5 years.  BEAUTIFUL. 

    Your Limeade looks fantastic!  You should link it up to my Link Party I do each Friday:  Happy Hour Friday.

    I would love to have you :)

    Happy Weekend!


  3. First off--the pier looks just like the pier here (Naples, Fl). 
    NEXT--I came over to follow you and would love to have you come follow my new linky follower tool as well.

    Cheri from

  4. Melissa RichardsonSunday, February 12, 2012

    This does look yummy!  I am your newest Linky Follower, and hope you will follow me back.


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