I have a HUGE bag of limes in the pantry. Sometimes I take a risk and buy limes or lemons in bulk at Costco, just because the price is so great. But then, I have to figure out how to use them! Fortunately, this simple, refreshing sparkling limeade recipe came to mind. I’ve made it lots of times, especially for parties, and it’s super easy but still impressive enough to feel special.
This limeade requires making a simple syrup, which is the secret ingredient for all kinds of fresh, fruity drinks. Simple syrup is just equal parts sugar and water, heated on the stove so the sugar dissolves completely. For this limeade, I decided to use Lite&Sweet sweetener instead of sugar. Lite&Sweet is a blend of xylitol and erythritol, two plant-based sweeteners, and it measures and cooks just like sugar. If you prefer, you can make this limeade using sugar or a different low-calorie sweetener.