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.
- 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
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.
From Molly Marino, a private chef in Potomac.
Tested by Judy Sarasohn.
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