A fews weeks back, I was looking for refreshing cold drink to add to the summer mix.  Iced sweet tea is usually my choice on a hot day to sip,  or fresher squeezed lemonade.  If looking for a drink with alcohol, I’d probably choose a rum punch, Pina Colada or Aperol Spritz.  This one, could fit the bill for both, a Brazilian Lemonade.  Yes, Lemonade, made with limes.  Don’t ask me why, it’s a Brazilian thing I guess. To make this an alcoholic drink, you could add a shot of tequila or vodka per serving when blending or a floater (a shot or splash on top before serving).  I ran out of limes, so I added a  slice of  lemon for garnish.  You could substitute the sugar for agave, and if adding agave, alway add less agave than sugar.  For example, if a recipe calls for 1/4 cup of sugar, I add a tad more than 1/2 the amount to substitute (that is not officials, just a M.Y. Kitchen rule).  Serve in some cool outdoor glasses and you are all set with some chips and guacamole or your favorite summer snack and you are ready to chill for a Great Day 🍹

Serves 4


-2 limes

-3 cups ice cold water

-1/2 cup sugar (or a little more than a 1/4 cup light agave)

-3 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

-2 cups ice

(If adding alcohol, substitute out amount of alcohol, 1 short per drink, for the water, so that total amount of liquid still adds up to 3 cups)


  1. Wash well the limes and dry.  Cut both ends off the limes and cut each half unto quarters.

2.    Blend the sugar, water and limes in blender and strain with a fine strainer.   This allows to strain the lime peels.  You made need to strain more than once, depending on the size of the strainer.

3.  Place strained mixture into the blender along with 1 cup of ice and the Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk.  Pulse about 5 times, depending on your blender, until frothy.  Either add the alcohol at this time or add as a floater on top after pouring into glasses.

4.  Pour into 4 glasses, garnish glass with sliced limes or what ever citrus you happen to have on hand.  Cheers!