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!).

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Fresh Lime Soda

Makesabout 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



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

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

  3. 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).

  4. 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)

  5. (Thanks, Nina)