Thai-Style Limeade with Vodka

  • Yield 6 servings

Thai limeade gets its unique flavor from the tradition of steeping the rinds in boiling water for a few minutes.

Photo and Styling: Karry Hosford


6 fresh limes
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 ice cubes, plus more for serving
8 ounces vodka
Mint sprigs


  1. Squeeze limes into a pitcher, reserving rinds.
  2. Place rinds in large bowl and cover with sugar. Pour in boiling water; steep 5 to 10 minutes. Add salt and stir thoroughly.
  3. Strain warm liquid into lime juice. Add ice cubes and vodka and refrigerate. Serve over ice, garnished with lime wedges and a sprig of mint.

—Recipe by Robin Mather



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