Fresh Lime Soda

  • Serves

    serves 1


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.


  • 2 tbsp. simple syrup (made by first boiling together equal parts sugar and water, then letting it cool)
  • 1 12 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice (regular supermarket limes—a k a persian limes—are the best ones to use)
  • 34 cup soda water
  • Lime slice, for serving


Step 1

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.

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