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Colombian Limonada

May 13th, 2014

Growing up in South America, limonada always meant limeade and not lemonade. It’s usually made with key limes, but regular limes will do. It’s also different than American drinks in that the entire lime is blended with water, this gives the limeade a really complex sweet/sour/bitter taste because the lime peel and pith are used. The result is a fantastically thirst quenching drink perfect on a hot day. The added pith/peel make the lemonade much healthier since those parts of citrus are super healthy.
Yesterday I whipped up a batch and it was fantastic, I really should make it more often. Here’s how I make it:
quarter 2 small limes (Bearss Limes are best) and put in blender, add four cups of water, add 5-6 ice cubes, add 1-2 Tablespoons of sugar (you can add more later if needed), add a dash of salt, blend for a minute or two and put through a sieve. The results is a slightly frothy liquid that’s pure deliciousness on a hot afternoon!

What’s your favorite beverage on a hot day?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.