What makes Bolivian lemonade so green and delicious?

by BoliviaBella
(Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia)

Someone asked in our forums today what makes Bolivian lemonade so different and delicious? They mentioned Bolivian lemonade has a greenish tint and has a completely different flavor than in other countries. What most people don't know is that in Bolivia the lemonade is made from both the pulp AND the peeling, all blended together. This is what gives it its unusual, tart flavor. Enjoy!!! Photo Source.

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May 03, 2018
I like this
by: Anonymous

I like this

Nov 18, 2017
by: Anonymous

Because it is made from limes: In several Latin American Countries the word Lemonada is interchangable for limonade or limeade. Here is a recipe below:

Bolivian Lemonada(Lemonade)
Makes: 4 Servings

2 limes
3-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
lime slices for garnish

Cut both ends off the limes and cut into wedges. Place in a blender with some ice, the sugar and the water. Blend by pulsing 6 to 8 times, then strain through a fine sieve to remove any solids.
Serve over ice and garnish with lime slices.

Aug 20, 2017
"Lima" fruit? What was that?
by: Anonymous

Yes, I too wonder about "Lima" I had when I was a child living in Bolivia back in the mid-1980's. Taste very different than any citrus fruit I had since. I used to cut it and eat it like a grapefruit.

Feb 26, 2016
by: Anonymous

How is it that it's color is green if lemons are yellow? Do you use limes?

May 07, 2015
by: Anonymous

oh this looks so good!
i want it o much :)

Mar 05, 2015
This is really really real Bolivian lemonade
by: BoliviaBella

@Anonymous - yes, we do actually, truly, really make our lemonade like this in Bolivia. We hope you'll try it and enjoy it.

Mar 03, 2015
Bolivian lemonade
by: C4

to anonymous: what makes you think it isn't?
To Bolivia Bella: since I got to the US I always suffered when it came to drink "lemonade" being from Cbba where lemonade is like the bread of every day, I had to start making it myself, I never order lemonade anywhere, no place here can make it the Bolivian way, the only way!

Mar 03, 2015
real lemonade
by: Anonymous

is this really Bolivian lemonade?

Mar 03, 2015
real lemonade
by: Anonymous

is this really Bolivian lemonade?

Nov 02, 2014
Recipe for Bolivian lemonade
by: C4

1/2 lemon for a liter of water, about 6 spoons of sugar or to taste, blended in the blender pretty well then use the strainer to get the pulp and stuff out and enjoy the delicious Bolivian lemonade!
Ps. don't peel the lemon.

Aug 28, 2014
Bolivian Lime Varietal
by: C Landivar

I've always noticed that the Bolivian lime--lima, in Spanish--is a different citrus fruit than the smaller, smooth, green-skinned limes commonly found in the States. The peel of the Bolivian lima looks different (not as vivid a green color) and the size of the fruit is larger. The flavor is also distinctive.

It would be interesting to know more about the varietal of that citrus fruit.

Apr 25, 2014
by: brotato69

umm I think its just lemmons and water... really?

Jan 08, 2014
School project - Bolivian lemonade
by: Anonymous

Is this really Bolivian? If so what makes it so unique than regular limeade?

Jun 21, 2013
by: Anonymous

Thank you for writing how to do this lemonade as it has helped a lot. I am doing this for a school project too.

May 22, 2013
by: Anonymous

What are the ingredients in this recipe

Mar 19, 2013
lemonade trouble

I need to know how to make Bolivian lemonade too for a school project. Please help.

From the webmaster: Bolivians chop both ends off each lemon, then cut the lemon into wedges and remove the seeds. Then they blend the lemons (peeling and all) in a blender with sugar and a little water until completely blended (you can also use a food processer). You then use a metal mesh strainer to strain the lemonade, leaving the pulp and peeling behind. Add water and sugar to taste.
Have fun with your school project!

Dec 10, 2012
by: Anonymous

i really need to know how to make this lemonade for a school project,somebody HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

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