Fresh Lime Soda

Boy oh Boy oh Boy!  I’m so excited about this recipe for Fresh Lime Soda!  It is SO refreshing and delicious.  This would be perfect on a hot summer day, or frankly, ANY day!  I love finding delicious  recipes that are great substitutes for things that are not so good for us, like regular soda.

The original recipe calls for homemade simple syrup, but I used Organic Raw Agave Nectar.  It gives it a tea color, but makes it so good!  I think its quite a pretty drink!  I’m eager to serve it to my friends who visit. It is the perfect ‘sit in the sunporch and sip’ type of beverage, and I intend to do just that!

Fresh Lime Soda

2 Tablespoons Organic Raw Agave Nectar (or maple syrup, or simple syrup)

Slice of Lime

2 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice (about one medium sized lime)

3/4 Cup Sparkling Water

Pinch of salt


Put ice in jar.  Add agave or syrup, lime juice and water.  Put lid on and shake until well blended.  Add lime slice and enjoy!


In A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food (Oxford University Press, 1998), author K. T. Achaya says that fresh lime soda was “the supreme quencher of colonial thirst” in India.

I totally agree with K.T. Achaya!

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  • eakitch
    March 9, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    THANK YOU!! I have just recently broken (I hope) my soda addiction. I tried this today and it honestly gave me that same emotional feeling that the first sip of a bubbly coke did. This may become my new best friend!

  • Helen Deeds
    July 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I know that soda is terrible for the body, but sometimes I just have to drink some! I do like the sound of this recipe though. I pinned it and will eventually try it when I get the ingredients together.

  • Miss Rachel M.
    July 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Great post! Soda is so unhealthy, yet it’s so readily available! This recipe would be great to make ahead!

    P.S. After admiring your lemon juicer for soo long, I stumbled across one at a second-hand store! Very excited to use it!!

  • Shannon
    April 2, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Absolutely amazing and refreshing! BETTER than a nasty, unhealthy regular soda! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!!

  • LeahJo
    March 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    love it. definitely a great replacement to soda and low in calories. yay!

  • erin
    March 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Oh my goodness! So funny. I love doing this exact thing with lemons! 🙂 I even wrote a post about it, but haven’t pushed publish yet! haha. Now I can link to your lime version. 🙂

  • Susan
    March 30, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Oh wonderful! I’ve been eating clean for nearly three weeks now and soda has been one of my cravings (but I haven’t had it). I look forward to trying this recipe! On a different note – love your juicer! What brand is it? (If you don’t mind sharing). Thank you!

  • Veronica Miller
    March 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Mmmhmm, I am so trying this! Just curious, does the fizziness go out of the drink when you mix it?

  • Shannon
    March 30, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Thanks for sharing!!! I have vanilla flavored organic agave…I wonder how that would taste? 😉

  • Rach
    March 30, 2012 at 2:29 am

    This works well with any other juices, or nectars. Citrus work well, lemon or orange juice with fizzy water, is great too. Peach nectar and fizzy great! Sooo much better than soda. Try the Pom juice may need sweetening.

  • rach
    March 30, 2012 at 2:25 am

    We have lime cordial in the U.K., since moving to the States I haven’t seen anything similar. I love this homemade version, it sounds great, look forward to trying it out.

  • Amy Bowman
    March 30, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I’ve tried maple syrup to make lemonade and it tasted a bit different but still good! It sounds like you have a pretty clean palate so I bet you would like it. I used to drink soda, but could not handle its sweetness and artificial taste now. Funny how that happens.

  • Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY
    March 30, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I’m not a soda drinker, it tastes like chemicals to me, so this is promising! Does maple syrup add an odd flavor? Family makes it so it’s my first choice sweetener

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