August 9, 2011

Agave Limeade

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)
  • Ice
  • Water
  1. In a saucepan, bring the lime juice and agave to a boil, stirring frequently.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Reserve remaining syrup in an airtight contain in the fridge for up to a week. Also freezes well.

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