Honey-Ginger Limeade


For a little kick, add a jalapeño chile pepper to this limeade! It pairs perfectly with cool and creamy guacamole.

Honey-Ginger Limeade
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins


  • 3 cup water

  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh ginger

  • 2 3-inch strips lime peel

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup honey

  • 1 ½ cup fresh lime juice*

  • 1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and thinly sliced** (optional)

  • 1 1 liter bottle sparkling water, chilled

  • Ice cubes

  • Lime wedges

  • Fresh ginger slices


  1. In a small saucepan combine 2 cups of the water and the finely chopped ginger. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lime peel. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Strain into a pitcher; discard solids.

  2. Add brown sugar and honey to ginger liquid in pitcher, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in lime juice, jalapeño pepper (if desired), and the remaining 1 cup water. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours (up to 3 days).

  3. Before serving, add the reserved squeezed lime halves to pitcher. Slowly pour sparkling water into ginger liquid in pitcher; stir gently to mix. Serve in brown sugar-rimmed glasses*** over ice cubes. Garnish with lime wedges and ginger slices.


Reserve several of the squeezed lime halves and chill until ready to serve.


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.


Place brown sugar in a shallow dish. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of each glass and dip the edge into the sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

135 Calories
36g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 135
% Daily Value *
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 32g
Vitamin C 15.9mg 80%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 120mg 3%
Folate, total 8.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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