This refreshing sweet and tangy homemade limeade with honey is a classic drink to enjoy any time of the year. It is healthy, naturally sweetened, and a kid-friendly drink.
When life gives you lots of limes, turn them into this pleasantly tangy and sweet limeade. The old saying, huh… But I literally mean it. And, I am sure you will love this lime drink.
Let me tell you a little about this honey limeade. This is something we prepare almost daily in our home these days. It is Tushar’s post-workout drink to cool down and get some energy. Since he started his exercise, he has been making this fresh limeade for himself and me almost every day. I really love it, so I decided why not share it with you guys.
There is one other thing I want to share with you about limes and lemons. I never knew the real difference between them until a few years back.
In India, we don’t get such big-sized lemons and limes. Only the smaller versions are available in the market that is green and/or yellow in color. I think upon ripening green turns into yellow, but they taste pretty much the same. But, here in the US, I see the difference in taste between the two. I can now definitely say that those were limes that we used to have when we were growing up. Hahaha!! new discoveries after leaving my birth country.
I am pretty sure even today in India; lime has a dual personality. When I visit my mom she gets confused when I say limes :P.
How this homemade honey limeade is healthy?
This freshly prepared homemade limeade is good for your health because of its healthy ingredients, such as lime and honey.
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Sparkling Honey Limeade
- 5 limes squeezed
- ½ cup honey
- 6 cups sparkling water chilled
- ¼ cup loosely packed mint leaves
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- ice cubes (for serving)
- 1 lime thinly sliced (optional for garnish)
- In a pitcher combine lime juice, salt and honey. Mix well until combined.
- Then add sparkling water and stir to combine.
- In a serving glass add few ice cubes, fresh mint leaves and lime slice. Pour prepared limeade over ice and enjoy.
- If you want to make it ahead of time, prepare honey and lime syrup and chill it. Just before serving mix chilled sparkling water to retain the fizz.
- Adjust sweetness and tanginess with more honey and lime if necessary according to your taste.