If i had to choose a favourite citrus it would be limes.
They are bright and zingy and refreshing without being to sour like some lemons can be or to sweet. They are perfect little green gems.
Limes are in season here at the moment and cheap so I brought a heap on the weekend, with the intention to make a bright refreshing drink.
I wanted limade but I wanted to make it a little different, I had some frozen raspberries and since raspberries and lime are a perfect match i figured I could make something amazing.
This raspberry limeade was better than i had hoped.
It’s bright and refreshing with a zesty hit from the lime and a sweetness from the raspberry syrup. This would make a fantastic light cocktail for a weekend barbecue with the addition of vodka or tequila.
I love how pink this turned out!
Sertiously this is the best limeade I’ve ever had! If i had this in my fridge all the time I might drink so much wine…
Hahahaha yeah… that’s probably not going to happen, who can get through a work week without a glass or 6 of wine??
But make this limeade, I promise you will love it! And it’s super easy to make.
Makes: 1.25 litres
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1 litre cold water
Place the raspberries, water and sugar in a small saucepan and place on medium high heat. Cook for 5 minutes or until teh raspberries have broken down. Strain with a sieve, down press down to hard you want the syrup to be light. You shoudl have 1/2 to 3/4 cup of raspberry syrup. Set aside to cool.
Once the syrup is cool, pour the lime juice and water into a jug add the syrup and serve.
If you want use sparkling water to make this a little more fancy.
Serve and enjoy!