One of the challenges of the single kitchen is incorporating new ingredients within your existing pantry. Limited funds and storage space often limit my options prompting creative impulses to take over. This recipe is the perfect result of the creativity of a well stocked pantry.
Sweet limes are by far a tasty treat. As the name suggests, this soft, cushy fruit maintains a mildly sweet flavor with the essence of lime found hinting in the background. Yielding more juice than a lemon or a lime, sweet limes are great alternative to a lemonade tooth especially when combined with the leftover rouged simple syrup from my sugared cranberries recipe.
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup frozen cranberries
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (from 1½ lemons)
- 1/2 cup sweet lime juice (from 2 sweet limes)
- 1/4 cup ice cold water
- Ice Cubes
- A handful of Sugared Cranberries , optional
- In a small saucepan, bring 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup of frozen cranberries, and 1/4 cup water to a simmer, stirring over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool then move to the freezer to chill for 10-15 minutes. I'm all about instant gratification!
- Meanwhile, juice the sweet limes and the lemons straining to remove any seeds.
- Fill a glass with ice cubes then add the lemon juice, sweet lime juice, cranberried simple syrup, 1/4 cup of ice cold water and taste for bitterness. If your drink is too bitter, add additional simple syrup, 1 tablespoon at a time until perfect. If too sweet, add more sweet lime juice, 1 tablespoon at a time as needed.