Limes for Brazilian Lemonade

Would Anyone Care For A Yummy Brazilian Lemonade?

Besides Piña Colada, this is my second favorite tropical drink. It’s so easy to prepare, super delicious and very refreshing. To me, the citrus yet sweet taste blended in with fresh, cold ice means summertime, beautiful beaches, sunsets and gorgeous views. And to me, that means Brazil.

If I could, I would book tickets to Brazil every summer. It’s been awhile since I visited Rio. I still remember the pleasant breeze when walking by Copacabana beach. It’s a pretty popular beach with a length of 2.7 miles. People play beach soccer, and it’s common to see many doing water sports and soaking under the sun all day long.

Another stunning attraction is the statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor). This statue is part of the new Seven Wonders of the World as the statue itself is unforgettable. It stands untouchable and high in the air, and the views from there are among the most stunning sights I’ve ever seen in my life.

If you’ve ever been to Rio, there is a big chance you’ve also ridden the Sugarloaf Cable Car which is one of the oldest cable cars in the world and the first one in Brazil. The car travels through 3 stations: Praia Vermelha, Morro da Urca and Sugar Loaf (Pão de Açúcar). I invite you to taste a little bit of Brazil by making this delicious Brazilian Lemonade. Enjoy!

Brazilian Lemonade

Ingredients:

2 whole limes

3 cups of fresh water

1 cup of sweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup of sugar (substitute for honey or agave)

3 cups ice cubes or crushed

Preparation:

  • Wash and chop the limes into small pieces (about 8 pieces) and put them in a blender
  • Add fresh water
  • Add sugar and sweetened condensed milk
  • Add cubes of ice or crushed ice
  • Blend for 3 to 4 minutes
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove excess
  • Serve immediately

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