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A glass of limeade

Limeade is a lime-flavored drink sweetened with sugar. A typical method of preparation is to juice limes, and combine the juice with simple syrup or honey syrup, along with some additional water and perhaps more sugar or honey.[1] Vodka or white tequila can be added to make a limeade cocktail.[2]

Most major beverage companies now offer their own brand of limeade, such as A.G. Barr of Glasgow and Newman's Own since 2004, with Minute Maid introducing a cherry limeade drink in response to the popularity of limeade.[3]

Sonic Drive-In uses Sprite to create its popular cherry limeade.[4]

Limeade is popular in tropical countries such as Jamaica where limes are common.[5]

It is one of the most popular drinks in India and Pakistan[citation needed] and is known as nimbu paani or limbu pani;[6] lemons can also be used for nimbu paani.

Limeade is also widely available in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia due to the abundance of limes and relative rarity of lemons, as lemons are not a native species.[citation needed] A Thai-styled limeade tastes salty, and sometimes does not have any sugar.[7]

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  1. ^ "Limeade". Martha Stewart. February 8, 2011.
  2. ^ "How To Make Limeade - Easy Recipe for Limeade". 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
  3. ^ "Minute Maid Cherry Limeade" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  4. ^ Todd Wilbur (29 January 2002). Top Secret Recipes--Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits, & Shakes: Creating Cool Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Drinks. Penguin Group US. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-101-11867-2.
  5. ^ "Limeade Recipe". Martha Stewart. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  7. ^ Michele Anna Jordan (11 October 2011). California Home Cooking: 400 Recipes that Celebrate the Abundance of Farm and Garden, Orchard and Vineyard, Land and Sea. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 1088. ISBN 978-1-55832-597-5.

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