Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sweet (or Salty) Lime Sodas

Sweet Lime SodasPerhaps the best thing I came back with from our trip to India was a deep, abiding love for lime sodas.

You can't drink the water but who cares?? When you've got a drink as tasty and fantabulous as lime sodas forget the water, you'll be drinking these forever after.

You see here Andrew and I partaking of sweet lime sodas at the pool in Hyderabad and the beauty of these drinks is that they are built to fit your mood because you can have lime sodas two ways: sweet or salty.

I know, I know--a salty soda may sound suspicious but I promise you that they're good. The lime soda is great sweet but when it's salty you get a little kick that is different but pleasantly so.

So if, for your summer picnics, you'd like to be very popular then consider making up the drink and see how your guests rave. You can make them as is and have them salty or drop the salt and increase the sugar. I'd also think that using a touch of ginger and honey in place of sugar and cumin would be very good.

This makes enough for one 12-ounce glass.

Juice of 2 limes
3 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt
Pinch of freshly ground cumin
12 ounces soda water, chilled
Ice (optional)

Pour the lime juice into a chilled glass, and add the sugar, and then the salt and cumin to taste.

Add ice if you like, top up with chilled soda water and serve immediately, garnished with lime wedges.

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Jennifer said...

These do sound super yummy! Do you think it would still taste good with Splenda instead of sugar?

Patricia L said...

mmm. refreshing. Do the salty ones taste a bit like a margarita without alcohol? ;)

Heart2Heart said...


I love the taste of lime flavored drinks. There's something refreshing about having them when its super hot out.

Thanks for sharing these easy recipe.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

bigguysmama said...

My mouth is puckering with the thought of those sodas! I think they're the kind I've got to try before I believe! LOL


J at said...

So is this the salty one? Should one just exclude the salt if you want it sweet?

Janel said...

I adore limes and my kids love anything fizzy. I'm sure this will be a hit in our family this summer!
Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lisa @thebeadgirl said...

sounds yummy! we will have to try this one for sure!