1. Clean and wash the limes. I hold back several limes for a garnish. Cut the limes in half and add to a bowl or container.
2. I add five tablespoons of white granulated sugar to the limes. I greatly reduced the sugar in my diet, so I am sensitive to the sweetness of sugar. (I can even taste the sugar in bread). I imagine you may need to add 10 tablespoons of sugar of more.
3. Add boiling water and cover the container. Once the mixture has cooled, strain the mixture into a pitcher. You want to removed the seeds and pulp. Then squeeze the limes to remove the juice. Also pass the lime juice through a strainer.
4. I believe the boiling water removes some of the oils and essence from the lime's rind that further adds flavor to the juice. Slice several limes and add as a garnish. Chill and enjoy.
Tip: You can adjust the sweetness by making a sugar syrup. Just boil one cup of water with one cup of sugar. You simmer the mixture while continually stirring. Once the sugar dissolves, then let the syrup cool.
Tip: The lime juice serves as an excellent mixer for vodka and whiskeys.