Hard Brazilian Limeade

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A sweet and easy cocktail, Hard Brazilian Limeade is sweet, tangy, and crazy refreshing made with sweetened condensed milk and served over ice with plenty of rum!

A sweet and easy cocktail, Hard Brazilian Limeade is sweet, tangy, and crazy refreshing made with sweetened condensed milk and served over ice with plenty of rum!

Welcome to another installment of Thirsty Thursday, a series on Sweet Tea and Thyme where cocktails are the focus every Thursday.

Last year I brought you guys non-alcoholic Brazilian Limeade, which is delicious of course, but a hard limeade is perfect for this week's Thirsty Thursday! It's (unofficially) summer now and a big pitcher of a fast and easy ice cold drink is now a necessity.

What is Brazilian Limeade?

In Brazil it's actually called 'Swiss Lemonade", but Brazilian Limeade is a drink that has limes and sweetened condensed milk blended up with ice and water. To make Brazilian limeade with alcohol, I added a healthy amount of white rum and gave it a good whisk before serving.

one mason jar filled with brazilian limeade with alcohol on a tray with a bowl of limes

Serve with these Great Summer Dishes

Variations of Hard Limeade

A great drink can always have different types of fun variations, this one is no different!

a tray holds three mason jars of hard brazilian limeade, squeezed limes, and a bowl of limes
  • Add coconut milk and coconut rum for a delicious Coconut Limeade.
  • Add Strawberry Syrup for Brazilian Strawberry Limeade.
  • I used rum but if you have Cachaca, you could make a super sweet rendition of a Caipirinha!

If you make this Hard Brazilian Limeade leave a comment and be sure to give a star rating in the recipe card! Don't forget to tag me @sweet_tea_thyme and #STATThursdays on Instagram so I can see all your Thirsty Thursday creations.

two glasses of brazilian limeade with rum  with limes in the drinks

Looking for more summery drinks? These are some of my faves:

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📖 Recipe

Hard Brazilian Limeade

Eden Westbrook
A sweet and easy cocktail, Hard Brazilian Limeade is sweet, tangy, and crazy refreshing made with sweetened condensed milk and served over ice with plenty of rum!
4.56 from 45 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 309 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Zest and juice of 7 fresh limes
  • 9 cups ice-cold water
  • 8 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ cup white rum
  • Ice

Instructions
 

  • In a large pitcher, add in all ingredients and mix well.
  • To make it frothy, blend all ingredients with 6 cups ice in a blender until ice is well crushed and drink is frothy. 
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

To Make Ahead

Mix all the ingredients together except for the ice. Add ice when ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 309kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 96mgFiber: 2gSugar: 34g
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4 Comments

  1. I love this drink with coconut rum!

  2. Luca Melo says:

    I`m Brazilian and loved your drink! We really use cachaça but you can use vodka as well. And here in Brazil we also usually blend everything together with the whole lime. Just be careful with seeds and not over blend it to avoid bitterness. Sift everything and Saúde!!! (cheers!) Loved your blog and will be a current visitor from now on!

  3. Ana Paula says:

    Hi! I'm brazilian! 🙂
    I loved to see this post!
    But if you want a more "brazilian touch", add cachaça instead of rum! I don't know if is easy to find in the markets where you live, but if someday you found, try it!
    Kisses from Brazil!

    1. Eden Westbrook says:

      Hi! I actually have a Caipirinha recipe which uses cachaça. It’s harder to find in most of the US, but it’s really good!