Reader Recipe: Nina's Lime Soda

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This recipe comes from a reader, Nina, who just got a new citrus juicer and has spent the summer so far downing this refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail (although we invite you to add a splash of rum or tequila!).

Fresh Lime Soda

Makes about six 1-cup servings

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 6 to 8 limes)

1 liter plain seltzer, sparkling water or club soda

Make simple syrup: combine sugar and water in saucepan. Heat just to boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then let cool.

Combine lime juice with simple syrup. (I use a large bike bottle, just the right size and very handy.) Store in fridge.

To make lime soda: fill drinking glass one-quarter full (or more, if you like it sweet) with lime syrup. Fill remainder with seltzer (and ice, if you like ice).

I bet this would also be tasty with fresh mint, but I haven't tried it yet. (Yes, Nina, it would! Crush the mint first in the glass, mojito-style)

(Thanks, Nina)

Per serving, based on 4 servings. (% daily value)
Calories
208
Fat
0 g (0.1%)
Saturated
0 g (0%)
Carbs
55.1 g (18.4%)
Fiber
0.2 g (1%)
Sugars
50.9 g
Protein
0.3 g (0.5%)
Sodium
56.6 mg (2.4%)

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