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Bombay Fizz

This drink is based on nimbu pani, a lemon- or limeade popular in India. A little orange-blossom water, while not necessary, gives it a delicate fragrance.

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  • Servings: 6
Bombay Fizz

Photography: chris court

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2013


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 to 3 limes)
  • 12 ounces gin, chilled
  • 3/4 teaspoon orange-blossom water (kalustyans.com; optional)
  • 3/4 cup Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt, preferably sea salt
  • 24 ounces seltzer water, chilled
  • Ice, for serving
  • Lime rounds, for garnish


  1. Stir together lime juice, gin, orange-blossom water, simple syrup, and salt in a pitcher until thoroughly combined. Slowly add seltzer and gently stir until combined. Fill 6 glasses with ice. Divide cocktail among glasses and garnish with lime rounds. Serve immediately.


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