Fresh Lime Soda

by0| PUBLISHED Dec 19, 2007 5:00 AM
Fresh Lime Soda
See the Recipe. André Baranowski

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.

Yield: serves 1


  • 2 tbsp. simple syrup (made by first boiling together equal parts sugar and water, then letting it cool)
  • 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice (regular supermarket limes—a k a persian limes—are the best ones to use)
  • <sup>3</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> cup soda water
  • Lime slice, for serving


  • Fill a glass with ice cubes, then add simple syrup and lime juice. Add soda water. Stir well, then serve garnished with a lime slice, if you like.