1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup lime juice (squeezed from limes)
Lime juice consecrate:
Make a simple syrup by heating 1-1/2 cup water and 1-1/2 cup granulated sugar. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved and the mixture has turned clear. Remove from heat. Add 1 cup of lime juice to the simple syrup.
Now you have limeade concentrate. You can refrigerate this or even freeze it into ice cube trays or containers for a cup of instant limeade whenever you want. I put some of the the concentrate in 2 cup containers for larger servings and the rest in 5 1/2 oz containers for single servings. On top of the lids, I wrote with a marker: 1 part juice, 2 part water
To convert the limeade concentrate into limeade, simply add two cups of water for each cup of concentrate. (Another way to think of it is: one part concentrate to two parts water) If you desire a little less tartness and sweetness, just add an addition half cup of water to the mixture.
Here are some more recipes for lime drinks:
1/2 cups granulated sugar or more, to taste
1 1/2 cups freshly-squeezed lime juice
1 quart sparkling water
Beginning with the 1/2 cup sugar, add to the lime juice and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the sparkling water, stir and taste for sweetness; add more sugar if needed. Pour over ice to serve.
1/2 cup lime juice
2 cups cold water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed
5 ice cubes
Put all ingredients except 5 ice cubes in blender container; cover and run at high speed until smooth.
Meanwhile, while blender is running, add ice cubes one at a time.
Makes 6 servings.