Wednesday, August 25, 2010

World's Best Lime Fizz

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.



  1. brilliant stuff--I will give this a go when I return from work. I have added your blog to my favourites. do have a look at my blog when you have some time! enjoy.

  2. would be sooo good with sliced ginger added to, then strained from the syrup.