Lime Soda

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup sugar

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup lime juice, plus rind from 1 lime

6 to 8 drops green food coloring

4 cups ice

1 liter club soda or seltzer

4 lime slices, for garnish


  1. In a small pot on medium heat dissolve sugar in water. Raise the heat, add the lime rind and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook until slightly reduced. Remove from heat and discard the lime rinds. Stir in the food coloring and cool.
  2. Fill 4 glasses with ice and distribute the lime syrup and lime juice, to taste, into each glass. Top with seltzer and stir. Garnish with lime slices.
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