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.
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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!
- 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.
Looking for more summery drinks? These are some of my faves:
- Tropical Strawberry Margarita
- Sparkling Strawberry Ginger Lemonade
- Southern Arnold Palmer
- Strawberry Gin Smash
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- Zest and juice of 7 fresh limes
- 9 cups ice-cold water
- 8 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1 ½ cup white rum
- 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.
To Make Ahead
Mix all the ingredients together except for the ice. Add ice when ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 5g
Eden Westbrook is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind Sweet Tea and Thyme. A classically trained chef, Eden has inspired home cooks into the kitchen with cultural comfort foods, easy family-friendly eats and sweets, and glorious spreads for date night and entertaining since 2015.