Limeade always does the trick to quench my thirst, so when midsummer days begin to heat up, I reach for the perfect summer refresher, Pineapple Limeade.
There are endless flavor options when making limeade: blueberry, cherry-kiwi, and strawberry-peach limeade, just to mention a few. Here’s a simple recipe that can also serve as the base for a delicious boozy cocktail.
1 cup fresh-cut pineapple
2 cups granulated sugar
Slice limes in quarters, squeeze juice into a 12 ounce pitcher, toss spent lime wedges into the mix
Add sugar, chopped pineapple, and enough water to fill the pitcher, mix until sugar is dissolved. Serve in glasses with a lot of ice.
To create a boozy cocktail:
1. add 1/2 cup white or red wine to a glass, filled with ice, pour limeade over ice and add a dash of soda water
2. fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add 1-2 ounces flavored vodka to a cocktail, add limeade, cover and shake, serve in a martini glass