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Summertime Sparkling Limeade

A classic drink for the hot weather. Add tequila at your own risk.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2006


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, (from about 8 limes)
  • 1 quart seltzer water
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime slices, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup water and sugar. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until sugar has dissolved and mixture is clear, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a pitcher; cool. To serve, stir together sugar-water mixture, lime juice, and seltzer water. Pour over ice, and garnish with lime slices, if desired.

Cook's Notes

To make margaritas with this recipe, simply replace the quart of seltzer water with 2 cups tequila, and salt the rims of the glasses. Serve over lots of ice.

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