Cocktail Hour: Limeade Cocktail


After a quick break, I’m back with a brand new cocktail for you to try!  It’s a great “end of summer” cocktail that gives you a final chance to use those yummy citrus fruits and tropical rum before fall arrives!  It’s a limeade cocktail!


I love this cocktail because you only need 4 ingredients to make it:
* 3/4 C. water
* 1/8 C. sugar
* 1/3 C. lime juice
* 1 1/2 oz. dark rum


Everybody has water and sugar in their house already, so this such an easy drink to make.  You won’t have to go running out to any specialty stores to pick up any creme de menthe or blackcurrant cordial.  Just grab some lime juice or fresh limes from the supermarket, pick up a bottle of rum, and you’re ready to go!

Making this drink takes a tiny bit more effort than my usual “shake, strain, and go” cocktails, but it’s not tricky whatsoever.

Start by boiling the water, then adding the sugar.  Stir until the sugar dissolves completely, then let the water cool in the refrigerator.  Once cool, pour the mixture in to a highball glass, add the lime juice and rum, throw in some ice cubes, and you’re all set!

The result?  A super-summery cocktail that tasted a lot like lemonade (or limeade, I suppose…).  Sweet and very slightly bitter, this cocktail was very sippable.  I didn’t taste the rum at all, making this a pretty dangerous drink!

This cocktail is perfect for summer parties, as it’s easy to make and very inexpensive.  Just multiply the measurements, grab some pitchers, and you have the perfect poolside sipper!

Here are some more cocktails to try before summer comes to an end:
Summer Marvel
Juicy Margarita

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  • Cocktail Crush

    It’s a shame that here in the UK summer is pretty much over! Like the use of the homemade sugar syrup. I guess the cocktail is effectively a ‘Jito’ (or a Mojito without the mint) so it’s bound to be delicious!

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