Best Summer Drink Recipes

We have two favorite summer drinks around our house. One is Brazilian limeade, but we have altered it a little bit to keep it from getting bitter. The second is my Mom’s lemonade recipe and its the best! Not too sour, and just the right amount of sweet.

Brazilian Limeade

You will need: 5 limes, 6-7 cups water, 1 c sugar, and 6 Tbsp sweet and condensed milk. Cut limes in half.

Then juice them. I have a Citrus Juicer and it is one of my favorite appliances.

Next zest the lime skins. I use the inside of my grater and it works great. Most Brazilian limeades tell you to blend the limes but blending the whole lime causes the juice to get bitter as the day goes on. By just zesting them the juice is just as good the next day.

Add the juice, zest, and sugar to the water and stir.

Right before serving add the sweet and condensed milk and stir again.

Enjoy! We store ours in Mixing Pitcher so that it is easy to mix and pour.

Limeade recipe

5 limes
6-7 cups water (depending on how sweet you like it)
1 c sugar
6 Tbsp sweet and condensed milk

Juice limes and zest skins into juice. Mix with water and sugar. Right before serving stir in sweet condensed milk. Serve over ice.


To make this lemonade. You need 3 lemons, 1 orange, 1 cup of sugar, and 2 quarts of water.

Cut orange and lemons in half and juice.

Add the sugar and juice to the water and mix.

Lemonade recipe

2 quarts water
3 lemons
1 orange
1 cups sugar

Juice and mix.


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