“I’m finally growing my own citrus and I had some extra limes at the end of the last season that were turning into ‘lemons’ (fun fact … limes if left on the tree will eventually start to turn yellow!) so it was time to use them or lose them.” – April Ferre


Course: Beverages


  • 3 1/2 Cups Water Divided
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Fresh Lime Juice


  • Simple syrup: In a small saucepan combine 1/2 cup water and sugar. Place over medium heat and stir until sugar is just dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.
  • In a pitcher, combine simple syrup, remaining 3 cups water and lime juice. Chill. Serve over ice.
  • Make it sparkling! Use 3 cups seltzer water instead of plain water for an extra special treat.

2024 Recipe – April Ferre