A quick and easy limeade recipe using fresh strawberries and lime essential oil for a refreshing summer drink!

This strawberry limeade recipe is one of my favorite summer drinks.  This limeade recipe is an easy combination of simple syrup, lime essential oils and fresh strawberries.

A quick and easy limeade recipe using fresh strawberries and lime essential oil for a refreshing summer drink!
My love of strawberry limeade started a few decades ago with my first sip at a Sonic restaurant.  After figuring out how to make lemonade a few years ago, I realized that I could switch out the lemons for limes and make limeade. And this strawberry limeade recipe is so quick and easy to make, it’s faster than a trip to Sonic.

A quick and easy limeade recipe using fresh strawberries and lime essential oil for a refreshing summer drink!

The first time I made this I used fresh squeezed lime juice. I need a cup.  Yeah, that was some work.  The next time I used bottled lime juice from the store. Less work, but I wasn’t really thrilled with the added preservatives in it.  This time I used lime essential oil. It’s easier, faster, and because it’s straight up lime oil, no added chemicals. It took a bit of fiddling to get the right amount in to get a real limey flavor, but now that I have that figured out, this is my go to!

Not all essential oils are edible. Due to lack of purity, 98% of essential oils sold should NOT be ingested. An edible essential oil will be labeled “therapeutic-grade” and have a “Supplement Facts” box on the label showing the nutritional value – do NOT use just any brand of essential oil for cooking/flavoring foods. Be sure to use pure oils from reliable sources, not synthetic scents or flavorings.  I use Young Living Essential Oils, which can be used in cooking.  Find out more about a super amazing deal on essential oils that I offer my readers!

A quick and easy limeade recipe using fresh strawberries and lime essential oil for a refreshing summer drink!

If you need enough for a crowd, then double this recipe to make a pitcher.  You do need to add water to dilute this or it’s really sweet.  Start with a few cups and increase the water until you reach a flavor you like.

Limeade Recipe

 

If you like your lime in your coconut then make sure to check out these other amazing recipes from my favorite food bloggers – all using lime essential oils!

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Coconut Lime Spritzer // Blackberry Lime Margaritas // Strawberry Limeade

Cherry Lime Chia Energy Bars // Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake // Creamy Lime Pie Bites

Margarita Crepe Cake //Edible Watermelon Bowl // Margarita Cookies

Southwestern Black Bean & Corn Salad // Lime Cheesecake Shooters

Strawberry Limemade

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Puree strawberries in a food processor or blender. Strain if you want to remove the seeds.
  2. In a pitcher combine simple syrup, lime oil and strawberries.
  3. Add water to dilute to your preferred taste (about 4-6 cups). Add more lime oil to taste.
  4. Chill or serve with lots of ice.
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Adapted from My Baking Addiction

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32 comments on “Strawberry Limeade Recipe

  1. In all the hullaballoo I’ve heard about essential oils, I’ve NEVER seen any used in a DRINK! And I must say, this looks amazing! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend 🙂
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  2. Oooh I love homemade lemonade. Thanks for posting. Hello from Creative Collection Party.
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  3. Your drink looks so refreshing! Thanks for sharing it with Foodie Friends Friday. Hope to see you again next week!

  4. Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls
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  5. Thanks for the lesson on essential oils. I guess I never thought of even being able to use them in cooking before! Now I will! This looks great by the way!

  6. Oooh yummmm! That’s screaming my name all over!!! Definitely making it!
    XOXO
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  7. I had no idea there was a Lime Essential Oil. This sounds fabulous! I love Sonic’s limeade’s too. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites
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  8. Yum! This is perfect! All the flavors working together for one sweet sip! Love the lime oil touch!
    Cathy
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  9. This sounds so refreshing! We love our essential oils, but haven’t used them in the kitchen much. Thanks for such a neat way to use lime.

  10. This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up with #DreamCreateInspire this past week… this is the perfect summer recipe I’ll have to try! 🙂

    ~Tabitha Blue
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  11. This looks really good and how neat that you used the lime essential oil! I really love cherry limeades, so I am sure I’d love a strawberry one!
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  12. Oh, that looks so refreshing! My daughter will be happy when I order lime oil from her next 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things!

  13. Hi there, I was looking for a recipe like this one, thanks for sharing, by the way, what is simple syrup?

    • Simple syrup is basically liquid sugar. Sugar won’t dissolve in cold liquids. So you basically dissolve sugar in warm water and then use that “syrup” to sweeten cold beverages. It works great for iced tea and iced coffee!

  14. This looks SO good, Camille! Sweet, refreshing, and perfect for the warm weather!

  15. This looks great! I’m not a fan of limeade itself, but I love it with berries mixed in. Not sure why that is. 😛
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  18. This sounds SOOOO good right now!! I pinned it too.
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  19. Mmmm…this sounds so yummy! Pinning to my pinterest board!
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  20. I love making home made lemon/limeade and yours sounds delicious! Thanks!
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