Limeade is a surprisingly refreshing cold drink. I think it is best when neither too strong nor too sweet. This recipe produces a long drink that should satisfy.
Squeeze 4 fresh limes, which makes about 5 ounces of lime juice. Don't use Rose's Lime Juice, which is intended for drinks and for cleaning paint brushes. Add 4 cups cold water, and 4 envelopes aspartame sweetener. Alternatively, add 8 teaspoons sugar. Serve over ice.
Limeade is even better when prepared with carbonated water, but then it must be used at once or stored in a tightly-capped bottle. Individual glasses of limeade can be made in this case. You are up to your own devices when it comes to additions of grenadine, grape juice, rum or tequila.
Lemonade can be prepared the same way. If you use 4 average lemons, the drink will be sufficiently stronger, as it should be.
Composed by J. B. Calvert
Created 19 July 2002