Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Homemade Lemon Lime Soda

My mother never really bought sodas for us when we were kids.  Since I try to do the same with my kids, I wanted to make a homemade "healthier" version of lemon lime soda for them.   It was so easy (the hardest part was squeezing out all the juice).  My homemade lemon lime soda turned out fantastic and my family loved.   I know summer is technically over, but sipping this refreshing fizzy citrus drink brings back some of summer's sunshine one sip at a time.

 Ingredients:
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1-2 liters club soda (carbonated water)
lemon and lime slices to garnish

Add choice of sweeteners to taste
  • Simple Syrup -1 cup sugar dissolved in 1 cup of water heated on the stove. (see recipe below for ginger-mint simple syrup)

  • Agave or Splenda



  Ginger-Mint Simple Syrup:



 To make 1 batch:
Boil 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 inch of sliced ginger.  Bring to a boil for 2-3.  Turn stove off and add 4-5 mint leaves.  Allow to steep and cool. Strain ginger and mint before using. 



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15 comments:

  1. Fantastic and super refreshing soda.

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  2. As a self-professed soda addict, I'm so glad to have this recipe! It looks so frefreshing.

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  3. DELICIOUS! My mom was the same way. We never had pop in the house.

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  4. I d love a glass of refreshing ginger mint cooler right now =)

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  5. Ramona...this looks so refreshing and really perfect to drink all year round! I bought a meyer lemon tree earlier in the year and it's starting to produce lemons...so I may have to incorporate them into this lovely drink when they are ripe! : )

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  6. Oh YUM! I keep a jar of ginger simple syrup in the fridge at all times, but have never thought to cook it with mint. DUH! Great Soda idea!!!

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  7. Wow...looks superb and mouthwatering...looks absolutely delicious.

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  8. So gorgeous! As a big fan of limes I love this soda idea! So refreshing!

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  9. I still love lemons and limes, so I had to stop by ;) I just have to make sure I have gloves on. This soda looks lovely. I am always looking for recipes to use my lemons and limes up.

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  10. I have used ginger syrup on my poached fruits many times and it really gives a lift to the flavors....this too sounds refreshing :)

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  11. A perfect drink that beats the shops :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. This is a great idea. Way better than plain old lemon water.

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  13. Ramona...I think I started to leave you a comment late last night and then fell asleep in the middle of writing it. (Never do anything on the computer after you have taken a sleeping pill!) When I woke up this morning and looked at my computer, I saw that my computer had reset with updates so I couldn't track back what I had actually written here. I have been so afraid that I said something stupid or incomprehensible on this post. If I indeed did leave a comment and you had to remove it, I am sooooo sorry. If, on the other hand, I merely started to make a comment and never finished it, then wahoo! I didn't make a fool of myself.

    What I started to say last night/early this morning is that this drink sounds so delicious. I love the simple syrup that you used with the ginger and mint. This all sounds like the perfect cooler with good things to help with relaxation. Maybe if I drank some of this before bed, then I wouldn't be tempted to take a sleeping pill and maybe say something silly on someone's blog. :)

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