Raise your hand if you tripped in the hall at work on literally nothing and stumbled and then soon after turned to walk into your office and turned to soon body checked the wall.
Thankfully the only hurt thing was my pride, which can be easily fixed because I don’t have much to begin with. Well no, not true. I have confidence, but I don’t have much dignity left to lose. I’m humbled. I have, afterall, walked face first into a closed door before. Lime-aid however is something I will always take that can heal many an embarrassing wound as you laugh with a friend over the perpetual lack of awareness of your body in space.
I hope you all love this end of summer recipe as much as I do. Andy picked up 6 bags of limes for free so let’s just say things are a little limey around here lately. There are plenty of limeade recipes out there but we go for the super traditional, though I can’t say I don’t love a lavender infused limeade. To make something like that, I would infuse the lavender in the simple syrup below, and then throw a sprig right into the jar at the end.
- 1 cup white sugar (or equivalent in other non-sugar sweetener)
- 1 cup water
- 2-3 cups fresh lime juice
- 4-12 cups cold water
- Nut milk bag (if juicing with vitamix)
- Half gallon mason jar or other container
- Combine 1 cup sugar (or equivalent of non-sugar sweetener) and 1 cup water in a pan
- Heat until sugar is completely dissolved
- Stir continually to ensure sugar doesn't burn on the bottom of the pan
- Let's be honest, it's not rocket science to juice limes. Here are a few tips: If juicing by hand or with a juicer roll the limes on the counter/cutting board before you cut in half, it will help release the juices.You'll need 2 cups of fresh lime juice or about a dozen limes.
- Peel the limes so no skin remains
- Throw in the vitamix, start slow and put on high for just a few seconds
- Pour the blended juice into the nut milk bag, over your container. It is recommended to do this in batches
- Slowly press the juice out of the bag
- Pour pulp into compost, pour next batch, and repeat until you reach two cups of juice
- Combine simple syrup and lime juice
- Combine 1-3 cups of water per 1 cup of concentrate, dependent on how sweet you like your limeade
- 1:1 will be very sweet
- 1:2 will be moderate
- 1:3 will be more tart