Refreshing Mexican lime water or limonada: Agua de limon
This beats any lemon or lime ade I've ever tried. Its sweet-and-tart zing makes it a good substitute for margaritas if you want to serve appetizers without alcoholic beverages. The recipe comes from my consuegros, Teresa and Enrique. ( Consuegros literally means "co- inlaws" and is used in reference to the parents of your son - or daughter-in-law.)
- For each serving you will need:
- 1 cup water
- 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
Peel a little less than half the rind off each lime.
Discard it or save it for a recipe using lime zest.
Cut the limes in quarters and put them in the blender with all of the water and sugar.
Blend on high setting for five seconds; longer blending will result in bitterness rather than the sweet-and-tart flavor the drink should have.
The lime wedges will still be in chunks.
Pour the contents of the blender through a strainer into the serving pitcher or individual glasses with ice.
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