I’d just finished reading a weather report from my home country, The UK, and taken no pleasure in seeing they were basking in -9ºC temperatures. Here in Sydney we were experiencing 38ºC and humid as can be and it was equally as unpleasant. I’d just returned from a sweaty trip to the Sydney Markets where I’d bought a huge bag of limes. Limeade has healing powers in any weather. It’s by far my preference to lemonade – limes are so much more interesting. This drink, as simple as it is to make, is impressive in many ways. Not only is it guaranteed to quench your thirst – if you make a large jug, then casually bring it out of the fridge in front of friends and they’ll secretly be in awe of your domestic prowess.
250ml freshly squeezed lime juice
2/3 – 1 cup sugar (adjust depending on how sweet you like it)
1 lime (finely sliced)
Add the sugar along with 1 litre of water to a pan and heat over a moderate heat. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and leave for a few minutes.
In a large jug, pour in the lime juice along with the sugar water and lime slices. Stir well, then place in the fridge for 1 hour to cool.
Pour into glasses with lots of ice. This is also nice with a shot of vodka or gin if you’re in the mood.