Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
From Martha Stewart's Everyday Food, Issue 29. This is only a springboard for more interesting versions...
- 1 cup granulated sugar (read *NOTE)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup fresh lime juice (about 8 limes total)
- ice cube
- 1 quart seltzer water (or club soda)
- lime slice, for garnish
- *NOTE: Whirl the sugar in a mini-chopper or blender until finely ground. Basically, you've just prepared "superfine" sugar at a fraction of the cost.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the sugar and water. Cook, stirring until sugar is dissolved and liquid is clear. This should take only 2-3 minutes.
- Transfer liquid to a pitcher and allow to cool.
- Once cooled, stir in lime juice. Stir well.
- Fill a large pitcher with ice cubes, pour in the simple syrup and the seltzer water.
- Stir well and serve!
YUM! I didn't mix the whole batch but am combining as I go. It's just me & I don't want it getting watered down & flat. This is tremendously refreshing! I think I'll keep some lime syrup in the fridge for the rest of the summer....made for the Cruisin' Culinary Queens of the Culinary Quest 2014. xo Bethie
Cookgirl and Martha Stewart have done it again with this refreshing sparkling limeade. Quick, easy and ideal for a hot summer afternoon. Thanks for the post.
what a nice refreshing drink the lime syrup has alot of things you can do with it and is much cheaper to do made for the southern leg of world tour cakepops on parade