In keeping with our green citrus theme, today I'm sharing a recipe for Brazilian limeade. Your thinking, that is not very Irish at all! I know, but it's so good.
6 washed limes
Sweetened condensed milk
1. Choose limes that are fresh with smooth skin. The older the limes, the more bitter they are. Cut each lime into 8 wedges.
2. Drop all you cut limes into a blender. Add enough water to cover the limes plus two finger widths more.
3. Blend your limes for a count of 6. Too much blending will make it bitter.
4. Toss you limes in a strainer and catch all the juices in another bowl. Fill your blender with four cups of cold water and pour it over the lime pulp in the strainer to get the rest of the juice.
5. Add half a cup of granulated sugar to the juice. If you would like to make it frothy, which I reccomend, now is the time to add the sweetened condensed milk.
6. Pour your juice, or as much as you can fit, back into your blender. Add one quater to a half can of sweetened condensed milk. Blend until frothy.
Your Brazilian limeade just needs a cup of ice and you are set to sip away. Pebbled ice is my favorite. I buy it from a local sandwich shop. It sounds silly, but totally worth the two bucks for a huge bag.
The limeade is best consumed fresh. If it sits all day, it will turn bitter. Enjoy!