Watermelon Lime Soda
A refreshing sparkling summer drink of watermelon and lime.
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.
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.
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.
Watermelon Lime Soda
- About 4 cups watermelon chunks , no need to remove the seeds
- 2 cups sparkling water or club soda
- ¼ cup lime simple syrup
Lime Simple Syrup:
- ½ cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
- ¼ cup water (120 ml)
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice (120 ml, about 2 limes)
- Zest of 1 lime
To prepare the simple syrup:
- 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.
To prepare the soda:
- In a blender, food processor, or juicer, puree the watermelon chunks. Pass through strainer to remove seeds and pulp.
- 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.
18 Comments on “Watermelon Lime Soda”
This looks like such a fresh, awesome, drink! Yum!
I am loving everything about this!!
This sounds so delicious…I can’t wait to make it! 🙂
So light and refreshing… These would be perfect for a summer bbq
This sounds so fun and refreshing! I’ll have to try this when it warms up!
This looks amazing for summer pool parties!
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.
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?
Virgin or loaded, this looks perfect for a hot summers night! Maybe rim the glass with some spicy lime salt….
I love watermelon, and I bet this soda tastes delish!
This looks gorgeous! I love the watermelon and lime combo, it looks and sounds like the perfect summer drink!
The pictures are absolutely mouthwatering ! Can’t wait to try this a.s.a.p.!
Thank You 🙂
Its great!! I just made it!! So refreshing!! Love it!! Thank you!!!
So glad you enjoyed it, thanks!
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!
I made this summer during Ramadan (2016) and it was soooo good. The only thing I would change would be to reduce the sugar amount because it was very very sweet. I also added a bit of mint to it, and it was refreshing after a long day of fasting. Thanks so much for this recipe.
I just love everything made with watermelon….