Quick salty limeade (chanh mu?i)

Jun 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Take a refreshing sip of salty limeade — it’s a perfect combination of sweet, salty and sour.

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Take a refreshing sip of salty limeade — it's a perfect combination of sweet, salty and sour.

Quick salty limeade (chanh mu?i)

Chanh mu?i is a common Vietnamese beverage that uses limes preserved in salt to produce a refreshing sweet and salty limeade. If you're short on time, this shortcut version will cool you off just as well as the original, which takes months to properly preserve the limes.

Quick salty limeade recipe (chanh mu?i)

Adapted from The Little Saigon Cookbook

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt
  • 6-8 cups water
  • Lime slices for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine the lime juice, sugar, salt and 6 cups water in a large pitcher. Stir to dissolve the sugar and salt. Taste and add more water, as needed.
  2. Serve over ice with lime slices, if desired.

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