Ade–such as lemonade and limeade–is a drink made by combining water, sugar and citrus juice. Citrus juices have a thirst quenching ingredient.
Here are two simple recipes for lemonade:
Lemonade for One
Squeeze the juice from one lemon and add 1 tablespoon of sugar. Pour on one cup of boiling water, and cool.
Lemonade for Four
Combine ¾ cup sugar and 1 cup hot water in a pitcher
Squeeze 4 to 6 lemons to make 1 cup of juice.
(Use either still or aerated–sparkling–water.)
Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool.
Add the lemon juice and 3 additional cups of cold water
Add 5 or 6 thin lemon slices.
Chill. Serve over ice cubes.
Add more water, sugar, or lemon juice to taste.