It is "Nieves" time at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC)! "Nieve" is a Spanish term for snow and this week, IHCC theme is, any refreshing cold treats, of course it must be a Rick Bayless recipe, as we are currently cooking from his recipes until September.
With our hot and humid weather, any icy cold treats would be welcome anytime of the day! I was looking for some iced treats with lime, and spotted this at Frontera. And I have always love limes in any form of cold refreshments! Most of the time, whenever I'm at any restaurant, I would usually go for either Iced Lime or Iced Lemon Tea, or any spritzy lime drink!
This Sparkling Limeade is a simple mixture of Sparkling Water, Lime Juice and Sugar.
Though the recipe states that to use 1-1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, I only use 1/3 cup and it is already sour. Balance it off with some sugar and add in the sparkling water, pour into a glass with a few pieces of ice cubes and a couple of thinly sliced lime for garnish. And you would want to drink that up right away! Well, I did.... after taking the photos!
Gulp....... aahhh.... so refreshing! I finished this glass as soon as I turned off my camera!
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(source : Frontera, Rick Bayless)
Makes about 5 cups, serving 5 to 6
1/2 to 2/3 cup granulated sugar or evaporated cane juice
1-1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 8 to 10 limes)
1 quart sparkling water
- Mix 1/2 cup of the sugar with the lime juice in a glass pitcher and stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Add the sparkling water, stir and taste for sweetness; add more sugar if desired. Pour over ice and serve immediately.