It might sound strange, but in many parts of the world, lemonade and limeade are usually salted, making a drink that balances tartness with both sugar and salt. We know that some of you salt your fruit
, but do you ever add salt to your citrus drinks?Citrusy cocktails like margaritas and salty dogs are served with a rim of salt, so although it shouldn't seem so odd to drink a salty limeade, I was fairly repelled the first time I tried it in Thailand. (I wasn't warned that it was salted beforehand, which didn't help.) Now, though, I like the interplay of sour, sweet and salty, which is especially refreshing after a long hike or other sweaty activity.
Recipes to try:
• Mark Bittman's Sweet or Salty Lemonade or Limeade - New York Times
• Chanh Muoi (Vietnamese Salty Lemonade) - Wandering Chopsticks
• Astor Bake Shop's Sea Salt Lemonade - Village Voice
Alternatively, you could treat your limeade like a margarita and dip the rim of the glass in salt, or a combination of sugar and salt, before filling it.
Do you ever add salt to your lemonade or limeade?
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