Brazilian Lemonade

February 20, 2009 – 6:53 pm

This is my attempt at the Brazilian Lemonade served at the Rodizio Grill. In Brazil it’s known as Swiss Lemonade – “Limonada Suiça.” I think it turned out quite well. Next time I’ll return the mix to the blender to get it more frothy.

It’s still pretty chilly here in Washington, but it’s warming up, and this limeade was a nice reminder that warmer days are coming.

I’m submitting this (along with my Peru Com Bacon to Joelen’s February Wine and Dine Event featuring Brazil in honor of Carnivale.

Brazilian Lemonade
Makes 48 fl oz (about 4 glasses)

4 juicy limes (look for limes that are fragrant, have thin and smooth skin, and feel heavy for their size), or ½ cup lime juice
½ cup sugar (fine sugar will dissolve better)
6 cups water
4 tbsp sweetened condensed milk

Cut the limes in half both equatorially and longitudinally to create quarters. Cut each quarter in half so that you end up with 8 even small chunks from each lime, skin still intact. Add the limes to a blender with a splash of water. Blend on a high speed for about 20 seconds or until the limes are pretty well liquefied. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, pressing on the pulp with a spoon to get as much of the juice out as possible. Add the sugar and water to the pitcher and stir to dissolve the sugar. Stir the sweetened condensed milk into the pitcher briskly to form foam on the top. Taste and add a bit more sugar if necessary. Serve over ice.

  1. One Response to “Brazilian Lemonade”

  2. What a great drink recipe! Thanks so much for submitting this to the Wine & Dine Carnival event!!

    By Joelen on Feb 22, 2009

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