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Sparkling Limeade

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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  • Servings: 6
  • Yield: Makes 4 3/4 cups
Sparkling Limeade

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.

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