Thursday, June 23, 2011

Homemade Lemon Lime Soda

Homemade Lemon Lime Soda recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

A few weeks ago, I saw a cute post over at I Am Baker. Amanda had made homemade soda for her kids and they loved it. I thought that was a great idea; especially since I love knowing exactly what the ingredients are in the foods we eat. I picked up the sparkling mineral water, but then forgot all about making the soda until yesterday.

My middle son wasn't feeling well and he asked if I could get him some 7-up. I had exactly zero interest in going to the store. So, I was thrilled to remember that I had some sparkling water in the fridge just waiting to be used. Making this was easy and it tasted great. My kids thought it was delicious.

Homemade Lemon Lime Soda
(printable recipe)

2 cups sparkling water, I used S. Pellegrinno
3/4 cup simple syrup - basic recipe can be found here
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
extra slices of lemon and lime

Put all the ingredients in a small pitcher and stir to combine. Garnish with sliced lemons and limes if you like. Enjoy!



  1. Put some mint and run in this, and you have my favorite "soda"--a mojito! But, um, that's probably not a good thing for the kids. ;)

  2. Probably not for the kids, but it has potential for the adults in the house.

  3. A reason for e to get out my soda stream. Thank you

  4. ohhhh...I can't wait to try this....sounds like a much healthier version of only to find one for ginger ale!