Homemade agave limonade: A super easy and quick recipe

Hi there!

Well gosh it seems already to be springtime. I love the cold, and will miss it, and sadly winter seems to be contracting for us here in the sub-tropics. But now we’re well past the winter solstice, and the flowering jasmine by the fence tells us in the most lovely way possible that it’s time for the days to warm and lengthen. The upside of this is that chilled afternoon drinks are easily justifiable and most definitely in order. Since I last wrote about the wonder of citrus season, the citrus ‘fruitscape’ has changed a wee bit! Now joining the stalwart oranges and limes, we have the amazing pomelo, blood oranges, grapefruit, Murcott mandarins, and the mighty lemon. With lemons and limes in abundance – and the days warming up – it’s the perfect time to make some homemade limonade.

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This recipe really couldn’t be easier, and it will give you somewhere around 500-600ml of limonade to serve topped with sparkling or still water – so there is plenty to go around. Give it a go! I served it with sparkling water for the fun of the fizz but without question this would be great too with still water. This simple concoction comes from an adaptation of the lemonade recipe in the lovely cookbook ‘Home Made‘.

Recipe: Agave limonade

Things to go into the limonade

  • agave syrup x 1/2 cup
  • water x 1.5 cups
  • lemon and lime juice x 1 cup (around 4-6 medium-sized and juicy fruits)
  • sparkling water x 750ml – 1 litre

Things to do to make the limonade

Combine agave syrup and water in a saucepan, bring to the boil, stir and remove from the heat. Use a large saucepan as it may foam up a wee bit. Remove from the heat, add the citrus juices, stir, and leave to cool. Serve over ice with sparkling or still water.

Agave limonade

Happy days, everyone

-Bec

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