This weekend we had our annual St. Patty’s Day party (well, it’s pretty much my husband’s show) with over 100 guests attending. Let’s just say a mansion we live in not. But the weather was sunny and crisp and the food (Irish Whisky Bread Pudding) and drink (homemade Bailey’s) was bountiful and delish. So much so, that I’m feeling the need for some lighter fare these next few days to get back on track and this refresher hits the spot.
Last summer, I started regularly making flavored seltzers like this Cantaloupe Basil Aqua Fresca and now I usually have the fridge stocked with simple syrup and some type of fresh juice. The lime spritzer is a continual favorite – so refreshing and to quote my pal Regan of Healthy Aperture, lime juice always makes everything taste better. Amen.
So I raise a green (well, very very very pale green) glass of limeade fizz to all you of Irish descent this week!Print
Fresh Limeade Fizz
Limeade meets sparkling water in this simple yet super refreshing drink
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Juice of 2 limes (about 2 tablespoons)
- 8 ounces of sparkling water, seltzer or club soda
- Fresh mint
- To make a simple syrup, add water and sugar to a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook until all sugar has dissolved (about 3 -5 minutes.) Let cool.
- In a tall glass, pour 2 tablespoons of simple syrup. (You can store the remaining syrup in your refrigerator for up to a month in a glass jar.)
- Add lime juice and water. Depending on your taste, add extra lime juice or seltzer.
- If desired, add fresh mint.
- Serving Size: 1 glass
Do you ever make homemade sodas/flavored seltzers? What’s your favorite flavor?
EA-The Spicy RD
Tuesday 13th of March 2012
Wish I could have been at your party-sounds fun! Love this Limeade Fizz. When we traveled to Mexico a couple of summers ago, we had fresh aguas frescas every afternoon. So delicious! I cant wait to give your fresh Limeade a try!
Regan @ The Professional Palate
Monday 12th of March 2012
Even if I said them, I still say no truer words have ever been spoken. Lime. Yum ;-)