Lime Phosphate

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by ChrisMc

My mom used to make these for us in the summer. Very easy - the syrup can be made in advance, and the limes and carbonated water purchased and used as desired. The servings are the number of phosphates made with 1 quart syrup (ballpark).

Top Review by Abby Girl

The name does not do this drink any justice (wasn't quite sure what it was)!! It needs to be called "Lovely, Refreshing Lime Sparkling Drink"! This certainly quenches the thirst on a hot summer day. I cut the recipe in half and had it in a pint jar....but to make the syrup easier to pour, I transfered this to a clean glass jar (eg. glass vinegar bottle or water bottle) It reminded my hubby of a lime drink he used to have as a wee tot!!! This would be lovely with a spash of gin or vodka. Kudos to your Mum, do have a winner! Update: Works well with lemon too

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill a quart jar with sugar; add vanilla.
  2. Pour boiling water into the jar, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the syrup fills the jar.
  3. The syrup can be stored in the refrigerator and used as needed.
  4. To make phosphates, pour 1 1/2-2 ounces of syrup into a pint glass.
  5. Squeeze 1/4- 1/2 lime into the glass, and add the lime segment.
  6. Fill the glass with cold carbonated water and enjoy!

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