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!