Homemade Soda

filed under: Miscellaneous on May 25, 2011

I have never been a soda drinker.

If anything, I will have a Sprite or Sierra Mist… but I usually always buy it in the bottle and then I open it and wait until it gets flat.

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Seriously, why do I admit such things?  I am so weird.

Anyway, when I came across a recipe to make your own lemon/lime soda I was pretty darn stoked.

Just in case you were wondering, it is completely normal for middle aged stay at home moms to get stoked.

At least, I keep telling myself that.

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The recipe could not be easier.

AND its cheap!!

And fresh.  And yummy.  And your kids can drink it because you know what each and every ingredient is.

Its a win-win folks.

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I love fresh cut lemons.  There is just something so clean and sparkling about them!

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Homemade Lemon/Lime Soda
Prep Time
7 mins
Total Time
7 mins
 

I have never been a soda drinker. If anything, I will have a Sprite or Sierra Mist… but I usually always buy it in the bottle and then I open it and wait until it gets flat.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Lemon/Lime Soda, Lemon/Lime Soda
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 3/4 c Simply Syrup*
  • 1/4 c Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 c Sparkling Water
  • Lemons and Limes as needed for flavor and garnish.
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a pitcher and stir to combine.
  2. *I tend to like things on the sweeter side, I would start with 1/2 cup and add more if needed

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I tried using that fake lime juice that comes in the green plastic thingy… it was no good.

I highly recommend using fresh lime juice.  One lime (I squeezed every last drop) was about 1/4 cup.

Audrey loved it and kept trying to take my “props”!

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She got downright testy when I tried to take it back!

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I let her keep it… and just whipped up another batch for myself.

If you like lemon/lime soda at all, this is one recipe that is definitely worth trying!

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Comments

  • Katy benson says:

    Wonderful!!! I am in love with this!!! Thank you!

  • Camille says:

    Hi! I am planning on making this for my sons 1st birthday party. I need 2 gallons of it. How much syrup and lemon lime juice would you recommend? Thanks!

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