Monday, September 9, 2013

Too Many Lemons and Limes

Somehow we ended up with two huge bags of lemons and limes. I needed something to do with them before they all went bad and I had to suffer from a massive case of Catholic guilt. So I did what any good mother would do, I sliced them all up and put my kiddos to work! 

Thank goodness the boys don't see the juicer as "work". To my boys it is just a super cool machine that crushes the inside of citrus. Boys will be boys!!! It might have had something to do with the fact that they knew we would be making homemade 7-Up-like soda with the lemon and lime juice.

Homemade Lemon Lime Soda
Makes three drinks*

Simple syrup (If you have never made it before check out this recipe.)
Freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice
1/2 Liter of club soda or seltzer**

Take three highball glasses and add 2 tablespoons of simple syrup and juices. Stir to combine.

Fill each of the glasses with ice and then top with Club Soda.


*I know that three serving is an odd number for a recipe but I have three children. 
**We have the SodaStream Penguin and we use that for all of our homemade sodas but store bought soda water would work well too.

I am not sure if M was just so happy to have "soda" with dinner for no special reason or if he enjoyed drinking something that he helped make. Either way, I sure do love his smile!!!


  1. Looks so refreshing. You could even add vodka for some "mommy juice" as my girls used to call it! Have a wonderful evening.

    1. Gin and lime are our "adult" mix I made us gimlets. ;)

  2. This sounds so good! We love our soda stream and use it all the time.

    1. We really use our Penguin every single day. I know that it is not cheap but we have truly gotten our money's worth!


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