Lime Soda

This lime soda is an easy summer alternative to plain old water made with lime juice, soda water, and a little salt. Natch, there’s always the option of adding a splash of something stronger and turning it into a cocktail.

Two glasses of lime soda and one glass of angostura orange.

Lime Soda

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  • Serves 1
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Ingredients


Directions

If desired, toss a handful of ice cubes into a tall glass.

Pour in the lime juice, add a pinch of salt, and top off with soda water, seltzer, or sparkling water.

Tester tip: Much depends on the quality of your water. Use the highest-quality, fanciest soda water, seltzer, or sparkling water you can find (and afford).

Run the lime around the rim of the glass and drop the wedge inside. Bottoms up!

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    .Variations

    • Tux variation

      Lime Spritzer: Turn this simple soda into a cocktail by adding 1 ounce of gin or vodka. You may want to go a little light on the soda water.

    • Tux variation

      Angostura Orange Soda: For a slightly sweeter version of this soda, swap in freshly squeezed orange juice and a few drops Angostura bitters for the lime juice and salt and use an orange slice in place of the lime wedge. Splash in 1 ounce vodka or rum if you like.

    Recipe Testers' Reviews

    The first hot day this spring called out to me to make lime sodas and find a shady place to sip them. These are quick, easy, and very refreshing. And the perfect drink to serve to those friends who are non-alcohol drinkers as well as those who would like a bit of gin tossed in.

    After a long bike ride after work, I wanted something cool and refreshing to sip while preparing dinner. The Angostura orange soda filled the craving nicely with its bright flavors and fizziness. I made myself several the first evening and one each evening after until the bottle of sparkling water was gone. Time to get another bottle!

    I didn’t use gin. I just wanted a fizzy non-alcoholic drink to enjoy on a warm spring evening.

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    Comments

    1. Wouldn’t you know it? I walked in not two hours ago with two half-racks of Lime La Croix! Aiya! Limes are 3 for a buck here. Soda Water is even high. What to do? What to do?

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