I came upon a whole bunch of limes on super-sale. I love limes. Jaden and I made limeade with them - he was in charge of putting squashed limes into the compost bowl. He's an expert. We also had a bit of an issue with lemonade last week and a sugar meltdown. So this time we used agave. I know that some people say the sugar is sugar - but those people either don't have toddlers to experiment on or they ignore solid scientific research. In any case, the agave was a good plan for us and there we're no meltdowns.
This summer special is not for those who like super-sweet drinks. It's tart and genuinely refreshing. As a bonus, the limes provide some electrolytes and vitamin C for extra energy in the heat.
- 1 part lime juice from freshly squeezed limes
- 1 part agave (or other sugar of your choice)
- In a saucepan, bring the lime juice and agave to a boil, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat immediately upon boiling. Cover and let set. You can add mint or other herbs at this point as well. Allow to cool.
- In a glass with ice, spoon in 2-3 table spoons of syrup. Fill remainder of the glass with water. Taste and adjust as needed. The syrup is really strong.
- Reserve remaining syrup in an airtight contain in the fridge for up to a week. Also freezes well.