Homemade Lemon-Lime Soda is a non-alcoholic carbonated drink made with simple syrup, freshly squeezed lime juice, and sparkling water. Try my Homemade Lemonade for another refreshing drink for the entire family to enjoy.

Homemade Lemon-Lime Soda

Making your own drinks at home lets you have control over what ingredients are added. You can make this lemon-lime soda a little sweeter or not as sweet, according to your preference. I even used homemade simple syrup to really take charge of what is going into the drink.

Glass Mug of Homemade Lemon Lime Soda

Homemade Lemon-Lime Soda Ingredients

Simple Syrup: If you don’t have any on hand, make your own simple syrup to use in this drink, as well as in cocktails, on cakes, and on cupcakes!

Lime Juice: I highly recommend using fresh lime juice. One lime (I squeezed every last drop) was about 1/4 cup. (Using storebought, bottled lime juice is not recommended.)

Sparkling Water: Sparkling water (fizzy water) is simply carbonated water (water that has been infused with carbon dioxide gas pressure). You could also use club soda, seltzer water, or natural sparkling mineral water.

Adding Ingredients to Make Homemade Lemon Lime Soda

How to Make Homemade Lemon-Lime Soda

This recipe could not be easier. And, it’s fresh, refreshing, and yummy. In addition, your kids can drink it because you know what each and every ingredient is. To make the soda, simply stir all the ingredients together in a pitcher. Then, pour the mixture into a glass over ice. Add some lemon and lime wedges to add more flavor and use as a garnish.

This recipe is on the sweeter side (which I prefer). However, if you do not want the beverage quite as sweet, start with just a half cup of simple syrup. You can always add more if desired.

Glass Pitcher of Homemade Lemon Lime Soda

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Homemade Lemon-Lime Soda

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Homemade Lemon-Lime Soda is a non-alcoholic carbonated drink made with simple syrup, freshly squeezed lime juice, and sparkling water.


  • ¾ cup simple syrup
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice, approximately 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • lemons and limes, as needed for flavor and garnish


  • Put all ingredients in a pitcher and stir to combine. (If you want the drink less sweet, start with just ½ cup of simple syrup.)
  • To a glass, add ice. Pour lemon-lime soda over ice and serve.


Simple Syrup Recipe (clickable link)

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  1. 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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