There nothing particularly fancy about limeade, but it's certainly refreshing on a hot day. If you add a bit of rum and give it a quick buzz in the blender; it makes an easy cocktail. Add as much water or lime juice to meet your taste.
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 cup sugar
2 quarts of water
Mint or Basil (optional)
In a saucepan slowly dissolve the sugar into a half cup of water till it becomes syrupy. Set aside.
Place a strainer over a bowl. Roll and then juice the limes until you have about a cup of lime juice. Six large limes should provide you with a cup of lime juice.
Add the sugar syrup, lime juice and water to a pitcher or glasses. Chill and serve.