Sparkling Lime (Or Lemon) Beverage

"I find this beverage extermely refreshing, and I will drink it, or its lemon variant, around the order of once or twice a day. It provides a perky hint of flavor without making the beverage so tart one is driven to add sugar or sugar substitutes -- and it's simple and quick. And unlike commercially-flavored seltzer waters, it tastes real."
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  • Squirt juice into water tumbler, add ice, add cold seltzer water to fill.
  • Garnish, if desired, with a thin slice of lemon or lime or orange, and enjoy.

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  1. Can't get more simple than this, whether it's toning down a sugary lemonade or jazzing up a glass of water! Tasty & refreshing, especially during the warm summer months! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in I Recommend recipe tag]
  2. Nice, bubbly, refreshing bevy for a hot, summer day. I used limes (but I will try this again with a lemon and I think again with an orange). Thanks for sharing! Made for Veg*n Swap August 2010.
  3. Refreshing? Yes! But I tend to like my drinks on the sweet side, so I added a splash of sweet and sour mix the second time around to spruce it up! I made mine with lime.
  4. Such a good drink! I used a little extra lemon juice, because I didn't think there was a strong lemon taste to it! I also added some lemon slices to the mix.
  5. I made the lemon version, and this was very refreshing after a day spent working in the yard! Thanks for sharing!


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