Limeade is a cold and refreshing drink with a pleasantly strong lime flavor. Perfect during warm and hot weather. Easy to make with only 4 ingredients.
Garnish each serving with a slice of lime to add a dash of pretty green color. Sliced limes smell crisp clean and refreshing.
A Persian lime (also called “limes”) has more juice than a key lime. If you’re substituting key limes in a recipe that calls for Persian lime (or just “limes“), you’ll need to know that a Persian lime contains 2 to 3 tablespoons of juice while a key lime contains about 2 to 3 teaspoons of juice.
What are key limes? According to www.spruceats.com, a key lime is a spherical hybrid citrus hybrid fruit that measures about 1 to 2 inches across. It is green when picked but becomes yellow when ripe. A ripe key lime feels heavy for its size.
Store fresh key limes at cool room temperature. Do not store them in the refrigerator because the cold temperatures will speed their decay. Ripe key limes should be used within a day or two.
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Limeade frozen concentrated is the key ingredient. Available in frozen juice section of most grocery stores.
What’s the difference between a key lime and a Persian lime?
According to southernliving.com, key limes are smaller and contain more seeds than the popular Persian limes available in most grocery stores.
Persian limes have a thick, bright green skin. The skin on key limes is thin and slightly yellow.
Key lime juice is slightly tart. Persian limes which have a stronger tart flavor.
Serve with a sandwich, pizza, hotdog, burger or with a favorite meal. Excellent with a potluck, barbecue or any type of cookout.