Every time we go to Mexico, and particularly when we’re visiting the beach, a limonada is always the drink I choose to quench my thirst after getting my fair share of sunshine.
I’ve also been known to order it everywhere from poolside to fancy restaurants – I just can’t get enough.
This drink is so simple to make, yet I get so many emails and phone calls from friends asking how to make it. And with the Wordless Wednesday post last week about limonada y sol, I figured it would be almost cruel to not tell you how to make it. I’m finally sharing a recipe so you can have this sweet fizzy drink at home!
You can also make this drink with still water, but the carbonated water gives it a little something extra to make it different. I typically use lightly carbonated water, but you can use whatever you like depending on your preference for bubbles.
I like to drink limonada when it’s hot and sunny, but also when I’m really missing México lindo y querido.
How to make a classic fizzy Mexican limonada with sparkling water.
- 4 cups mineral water (also known as sparkling water)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup lime juice (about 8 large limes)
- a few slices of lime for garnish
- Juice the limes and then mix in the sugar until it dissolves.
- Pour into a small pitcher and then add mineral water.
- Add a few slices of lime into the pitcher for garnish. Stir well and serve over ice.
- Garnish individual glasses, too, if you like.
This drink is best consumed immediately so the mineral water doesn’t lose its fizz.