Nothing says summer like the sour, tart taste of limeade.
Fresh squeezed limes, honey, and raspberries is May’s Drinks Inspired by Music featuring The Menzingers! It’s been a little over 1 year since they released their most recent album, After The Party. I still find myself listening to it (favorite tracks: Tellin’ Lies and Bad Catholics) – it was my favorite album of 2017.
‘Menzingers’ made me think of sour & tart, so The Menzingers uses fresh squeezed limeade, not talking about the kind from the concentrated can. The canned stuff tastes like straight sugar compared to this homemade version! Making fresh limeade isn’t as hard as it sounds and unlike the canned stuff, you don’t have to remember to thaw anything first.
I added a mix of sugar & honey but it’s still more tart than the average limeade. I enjoy the tartness, it’s perfect paired with warm sunshine. If you want something sweeter, add more sugar or honey. Just be sure to mix it well so everything dissolves.
I added just a handful of mashed raspberries and their juices to give the drink some color. It doesn’t add much flavor, I just like the contrast it adds.
This limeade stores great in the fridge, I would recommend storing it without the limes! If you’re serving it for a party, you’ll probably be okay to leave the limes in for a few hours. But anything longer, like overnight, will make the limeade way too tart.
Are you going to make The Menzingers? I’d love to know your thoughts. Feel free to ask any questions or leave any suggestions in the comments below!
PS – The Menzingers are going on tour soon! Find the full dates here.
|Yield: serves 6 to 8|
sour, tart limeade with mashed raspberries sweetened with honey. Perfect for a sunny summer day.
- 9 - 10 limes, juice squeezed
- 5 cups water
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup sugar, or more for sweeter limeade
- about 1/2 cup mashed raspberries
- Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir to dissolve sugar.
- Serve with ice. Garnish with additional limes.
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