Brazilian Lemonade

(recipe Sunset Magazine)

Place all the ingredients in a blender. Add 4 cups cold water and blend on high speed until limes are slightly chopped. Strain into a pitcher and then, with the strainer still resting above the pitcher, slowly pour about 1 more cup water (depending on how sweet you want the drink) through the strainer over the lime pieces to extract all the residual sugar and juice.

I ended up adding a little more sugar at the end because the rinds made it a tad on the bitter side. Thank you, sugar.