To make a lovely limeade drink with lots of ice or a base for an alcoholic drink using a simple syrup. This will do the trick. Great flavour.
- 3 tsp. grated lime zest
- 1 1/2 cups berry sugar
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice
In a sealable jar, combine the lime zest, sugar and boiling water. Cover tightly and shake until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add the lime juice and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. This make about 2 2/3 cups syrup base.
To make a glass: pour 1/2 cup syrup into a tall glass, add ice and 3/4 cup of cold water. Stir quickly to mix well.
To make a pitcher: Use all the syrup with 5 cups ice cold water in a large pitcher. Add ice cubes and stir. This make about 8 cups of limeade.