Guyana Lime Wash is basically a lime-ade with a touch of vanilla. It is a refreshing drink that is loved in Guyana. A perfect way to quench your thirst on a hot tropical summer day. This recipe makes about 8 cups or a pitcher full you can easily adjust amounts to your taste. We enjoyed it as part of our Guyanese meal.
Guyana Lime Wash
Servings 8 cups
- 8 cups water
- 12 regular limes or double if using key limes
- 1 lemon
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar to taste, brown sugar or sugar in the raw or a substitute can be used.
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Fill a pitcher with 8 cups cold water.
- Squeeze juice out limes and lemon into a measuring cup.
- Remove seeds and add juice to water.
- Add sugar and stir until it dissolves.
- Add mixed essence or vanilla essence and stir.
- Slice any left over limes or lemon and place in pitcher.
- Refrigerate until chilled, serve over ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
It's not real Guyanese limewash if turbinado/demerara sugar is not used. This gives it the real color and flavor. Limewash with white sugar is just limeaid.
Darlene at International Cuisine
Thank you for kindly for your comment. I didn't find a recipe with turbinado/demerara sugar. I would like to make it again with a corrected recipe. Do you have one? Are you from Guyana? Thanks again!