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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Limeade

We made some today.  Cranberry limeade too.  It was easy.  It's yummy!  1 qt is already gone.  Limes are on sale again.  Hmmm.  Here's what we did if you're interested:
  • juiced all the limes we had in the juicer-cut into quarters first, but tossed in peel and all
  • made a simple syrup of 1/2 cup evaporated cane juice to 1 cup water-I think I ended up doing this 3 times
  • tossed 1 cup of cranberries into the first batch of syrup-they were frozen and that was a quick way to thaw, as well as cool the syrup
  • ran the cranberry & syrup mixture in blender to chop them up
We ended up with about 3 cups of lime juice.  From that I made 2 qts of limeade by adding about a cup of juice, a cup of syrup and 2 cups of water to quart jars.

In another quart jar I put about 1 1/2 cups of the cranberry mixture and 1 cup of syrup with the rest filled with water.

I still have a full quart of cranberry limeade concentrate to use for more or to flavor club soda.  I love bubbly drinks and have grown used to straight club soda, but I sure enjoy it more with flavor!  Tonight we polished off a qt of the limeade mixing it with club soda.

This would have made a great festive punch for a Christmas party-a bowl of sparkling limeade (or even a pretty glass pitcher) with chopped cranberries floating in it.

2 comments:

Melodie said...

Yumm! I love lime aid..I am always getting the unhealthy ones at Sonic!

Kelly said...

I fall for the strawberry limeade at happy hour every now and then too!

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