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Sparkling Limeade

Sparkling Limeade 2.000
$10 Picnic for Two Jul 2, 2008

This refreshing nonalcoholic cocktail is perfect for warm summer nights. The effervescence of the seltzer paired with fresh lime juice and a little sugar creates a homemade drink that pleases children and adults alike.

It can be prepared a day in advance, but for peak carbonation, it is best served the day it is made.


Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Finely grated zest and juice from 2 large limes (about 1 1/2 teaspoons zest and 2 tablespoons of juice)
  • 33 ounces lemon-lime-flavored seltzer water (from a 1-liter bottle)
  • Ice, for serving

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Directions

Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved to form a simple syrup. Remove from the heat.

Combine the lime zest and juice and the seltzer in a 1-quart container; add the simple syrup to taste.

When ready to serve, stir to redistribute the lime zest, then pour over ice.


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From Molly Marino, a private chef in Potomac.

Tested by Judy Sarasohn.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per 2-cup serving: 101


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 21mg 1%

Total Carbohydrates: 26g 9%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 0g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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