Watermelon Lime Soda

Summer temperatures are here and with them, my aversion to turning on the oven. I still do plenty of baking in the summer, just not as much, and usually only in the morning. So when I had a hankering for something sweet and refreshing on one particularly hot afternoon earlier this week, I turned to one of my new favorite things— club soda flavored with the perfect summer flavor combo, watermelon and lime.

Watermelon Lime Soda

Watermelon Lime Soda

This beverage is super easy, very refreshing, and a million times better than whatever processed fountain drink you’re currently a slave to. So ditch the drive-thru and make a pitcher of this flavored soda instead, I guarantee you won’t regret it.

Watermelon Lime Soda

I love a good cocktail as much as the next gal, but often this alcohol-free drink is all I need. Still, I have been known to add a splash (or two) of vodka, gin, and even rum to to my glass to kick it up a notch. Perfect for summer weekend sipping.

The most important thing to remember is that flavored sodas are 100%  customizable. Buy a bottle of club soda or sparkling water and go crazy! Strawberry and basil, raspberry lemonade, peaches and mint… the options are endless.

Cheers!

Watermelon Lime Soda

Watermelon Lime Soda

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Watermelon Lime Soda

Yield: 2 drinks

Watermelon Lime Soda

A refreshing sparkling summer drink of watermelon and lime.

Ingredients

  • About 4 cups watermelon chunks (no need to remove the seeds)
  • 2 cups sparkling water or club soda
  • 1/4 cup lime simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime Simple Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (120 ml) water
  • 1/4 cup (120 ml) fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • Zest of 1 lime

Instructions

    To prepare the simple syrup:
  1. Combine the sugar, water, lime juice, and zest in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and chill thoroughly.
  2. To prepare the soda:
  3. In a blender, food processor, or juicer, puree the watermelon chunks. Pass through strainer to remove seeds and pulp.
  4. In a pitcher, combine the watermelon juice, simple syrup, and sparkling water or club soda. Add additional simple syrup to taste, if needed. Pour into glasses filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

Note: Make this a cocktail by adding an ounce of your liquor of choice to each glass, vodka, gin, rum, etc.

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15 Responses to Watermelon Lime Soda

  1. This looks like such a fresh, awesome, drink! Yum!

  2. Deborah says:

    I am loving everything about this!!

  3. Liz says:

    This sounds so delicious…I can’t wait to make it! :)

  4. Mr. & Mrs. P says:

    So light and refreshing… These would be perfect for a summer bbq

  5. This sounds so fun and refreshing! I’ll have to try this when it warms up!

  6. nessa says:

    This looks amazing for summer pool parties!

  7. This looks so refreshing! The “virgin” version would be perfect for the kids and weekdays, but I might be tempted to pour in a little vodka when lounging around on a Saturday afternoon.

  8. Ellen Renee says:

    Can’t wait to give this a try. I just love the bottle that your lime simple syrup is in…could you share where you found such a treasure? Is it hard to clean?

  9. Virgin or loaded, this looks perfect for a hot summers night! Maybe rim the glass with some spicy lime salt….

  10. I love watermelon, and I bet this soda tastes delish!

  11. This looks gorgeous! I love the watermelon and lime combo, it looks and sounds like the perfect summer drink!

  12. The pictures are absolutely mouthwatering ! Can’t wait to try this a.s.a.p.!

    Thank You :)

  13. Kiki says:

    Its great!! I just made it!! So refreshing!! Love it!! Thank you!!!

  14. YUM! I’m going to try this with raspberries and mint leaves mixed in. Thanks for the recipe.. I’ve been drinking plain G&T’s as my cocktail of choice – can’t wait to mix it up!

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