Thirsty Thursday: Watermelon lime soda is a light, refreshing treat even in winter

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By: Bailey Brouwer
bbrouwer@flavor574.com

Watermelon lime soda isn’t only refreshing, but the perfect drink for a party or any other event you host this year. Why go out and buy processed soda when you can make non-processed soda of your own at home!

This homemade soda will have you wondering why you ever drank the bottled stuff when you could’ve been enjoying a fresh, tasty drink.

Watermelon lime soda

From Completely Delicious

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups watermelon chunks
  • 2 cups sparkling water or club soda
  • 1/4 cup lime simple syrup
  • Ice

Lime simple syrup:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • Zest of 1 lime

Directions:

  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. In a blender, puree the watermelon chunks. Pass through strainer to remove seeds and pulp.
  3. In a pitcher, combine the watermelon juice, simple syrup and sparkling water or club soda.
  4. Add additional simple syrup to taste, if needed.

 

Bailey Brouwer is an intern at Flavor 574 and is currently a student at Elkhart Memorial High School.
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