Limeade Recipe

Brandy O'Neill | Nutmeg Nanny

Homemade limeade is easy to make. It's also got much better ingredients than the frozen stuff.

Lime Vodka Photo
If you haven’t already figured it out, I’m a huge fan of fresh herbs in my cocktails. I used mint in this Sweet Tea Vodka Recipe, basil in this Basil Gin Smash Recipe, and cilantro in this Mango Margarita Recipe. Well, I’m at it again with the cilantro.
The herbaceous cilantro makes an especially fun addition here. I just cannot get enough of this bright and fresh tasting herb. This time I paired it with lots of lime and just a splash of vodka. This Cilantro Vodka Limeade is tart, fresh and the perfect way to toast the end of summer, or ring in the harbinger of fall. 
Lime Vodka Picture
It may seem a little bit like a summer drink, but I think limes have a place in cocktails year round. Think of cranberries and lime? That classic combination is there for a reason. If you have little ones running around, this drink is still refreshing even without the vodka. It’s also great with gin if that’s your preferred spirit.
What's your favorite herb to use in cocktails?

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Limeade Recipe

  8 Servings


  • 5 Limes, juiced
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Super Fine Sugar, more or less depending on desired sweetness level
  • 8 cups Boiling Water, cold


  1. In a large pitcher add lime juice, superfine sugar and cold water.
  2. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. 
  3. Store in the refrigerator. 


  • I used large limes in this recipe.

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Recipe Yields:
2 quarts
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Author: Brandy O'Neill
Recipe Yields: 2 quarts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 58

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 13g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Brandy O'Neill

About Brandy

Brandy loves all things culinary, as documented on Nutmeg Nanny. But we're especially excited for her boozy cocktails and kid-friendly mocktails as our Cocktails and Mocktails Fanatic.

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