5 Ingredients or Fewer

Fresh lime soda

May 29, 2011
4 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

A mandatory offering in almost any restaurant in India. Order this and your waiter arrives with the following ingredients on a tray; freshly squeezed lime juice in a tall glass A chilled bottle of soda water (club soda), and a little pitcher filled up with simple syrup. How you prepare it is entirely up to you!

What You'll Need
  • ginger infused syrup
  • 1 cup freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Fresh lime soda (with ginger)
  • 1 small bottle club soda (really cold)
  • juice of 1 lime
  1. To make the ginger syrup, combine the sugar & water over medium heat till the sugar dissolves, add the grated ginger & cook till the mixture reduces & is syrupy in consistency. Strain the grated ginger & store the syrup in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  2. Squeeze lime into tall glass. Add the club soda, sweeten with ginger infused syrup, Stir & serve!

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  • BlueKaleRoad
  • susan g
    susan g
  • Panfusine
A biomedical engineer/ neuroscientist by training, currently a mommy blogger on a quest for all things food - Indian Palate, Global perspective!

4 Reviews

BlueKaleRoad May 31, 2011
I loved this drink when we were in India! I like your ginger syrup and will definitely try.
Panfusine May 31, 2011
Thanks!!, its one of my nostalgic favorites, but the ginger adds that right touch of spiciness & lime & ginger pair so well together!
susan G. May 30, 2011
A better limeade. Sounds great!
Panfusine May 30, 2011
Thanks Susan g.. The nice thing about this is that it takes all of 2 minutes to cobble together! (if you have the ginger syrup done ahead of course!)