I was served these wonderful fizzes for the first time about 5 years ago. My inlaws invited me over to celebrate my hubby's (then boyfriend's) birthday. They served BBQ Ribs (my hubs was always bragging up his Mom's ribs - they are delicious!) and had these lime fizzes as the refreshment. They are wonderful! A great change from a regular lemonade. (And just in time for Labor Day BBQ Celebrations!)
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
5 medium limes
Make a simple syrup of sugar, water & lime zest. Bring ingredients to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat & cool. Add juice from zested limes.
(I found that by using a microplane zester, the flavor in the syrup is much stronger than if you use the zester that cuts long peels).
To make fizzes:
Pour lime syrup from above to make 1/4-1/3 of total drink volume. Gently layer very cold carbonated mineral water into the glass. Stir gently & garnish as desired. Serve immediately.