Beverage/ Recipe

Sparkling Limeade

June 25, 2019 (Last Updated: July 29, 2020)

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Sparkling Limeade is a refreshing nonalcoholic beverage. This tasty drink is made with fresh limes and sparkling water. 

A glass filled with limeade with a stripped straw.

On a recent trip for  a soccer tournament my son picked up a bottle of sparkling limeade at an organic market. It was delicious and so refreshing. I had to recreate that bubbly drink as soon as we  came home. 

This drink doesn’t have a lot of sugar and it’s a bit on the tart side! That’s just how I like it. I tend to like things on the tart side like in lime sherbet and rhubarb crisp. If you like it a bit sweeter, feel free to add a bit more sugar. 

What is sparkling limeade?

Sparkling limeade is a beverage made with fresh squeezed lime juice, sugar and carbonated or sparkling water. 

What is sparkling water?

Sparkling water is also called carbonated water or seltzer. It is just plain water with added carbonation and can be found in most beverage sections of convenience and grocery stores. Be sure to find an unflavored water for this recipe. 

Fresh limes on a white board and in a white bowl.

What is the difference between sparkling water and soda water?

Sparkling water only has added carbonation. Soda water has carbonation but it also has added sodium and other minerals. 

Can I just add plain water to this sparkling limeade recipe?

Of course you can add plain water. You’ll just have regular limeade instead of sparkling limeade! Still delicious even without the bubbles. 

Fresh limes cut in half on a wooden cutting board.


Can I use other citrus juice instead of lime juice?

Yes! This would be delicious using fresh squeezed lemon juice, orange juice or grapefruit juice. 

If you are looking for other refreshing beverages to make, you might want to try this lemonade recipe or this raspberry lemonade recipe.  Both are delicious and refreshing!

Fresh lime juice being squeezed out of a lime into a glass bowl.

Don’t forget to PIN for later! A glass with ice and fresh limes.

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Sparkling Limeade in a glass with a lime wedge and a straw.

Sparkling Limeade

Refreshing beverage made with fresh limes and carbonated water.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 67 kcal


  • 2 Limes
  • 2 Tablespoons Hot Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sparkling water
  • 2 Cups Ice


  • Squeeze the lime juice into a large measuring cup.
  • In a separate bowl, pour hot water and sugar. Mix until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add sugar water to lemon juice.
  • Add sparkling water and stir.
  • Fill two glasses with ice.
  • Pour mixture over ice.
  • Garnish with additional lime wedges.



  • For best results use fresh squeezed lime juice.
  • Hot tap water will work to dissolve the sugar. Make certain you stir until it is completely  dissolved. 


Serving: 1cupCalories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 77mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 19.5mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword limeade, sparkling limeade
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  • Reply
    Fred G
    June 27, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    5 stars
    What a great drink for hot days.

    • Reply
      June 28, 2019 at 4:34 am

      It’s very refreshing!

  • Reply
    June 27, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    5 stars
    What a perfect, refreshing and fun drink for summer. Love it!

    • Reply
      June 28, 2019 at 4:34 am


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    Kelly | Foodtasia
    June 26, 2019 at 10:35 am

    5 stars
    Love this limeade, Kathy! So refreshing!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    June 26, 2019 at 9:32 am

    5 stars
    Sounds super refreshing, Kathy! Hubby and I would love this! Bet it would be such a lovely base for a cocktail too 🙂 Cheers, my friend!

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    David @ Spiced
    June 26, 2019 at 4:44 am

    5 stars
    What a fun idea to make your own sparkling limeade! We drink a lot of sparkling water in our house, but it’s typically in cans. I’ll have to try making my own sometime! Limes are the perfect flavor for summer, too!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    June 25, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    So refreshing Kathy! Perfect summer beverage.

    • Reply
      June 28, 2019 at 4:34 am

      It really is perfect for summertime!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    June 25, 2019 at 11:39 am

    5 stars
    Hi Kathy and happy summer! This sparkling limeade looks extra delicious and I love your paper straws. I have a collection of paper straws in a big jar on my kitchen counter at the ready for fun slurps like this . Such a refreshing summery drink! Wishing you a great summer with your family!

    • Reply
      June 25, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      Hi Allie,
      What a fun collection to display, and I’ll be they get used all the time! Paper straws have such fun colors and designs. This limeade is super refreshing! 🙂

  • Reply
    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
    June 25, 2019 at 6:54 am

    5 stars
    A delicious and refreshing drink! Lovely!! Lime is such a delicious flavour 🙂

    • Reply
      June 25, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      I think limes are often overlooked, but they are so good!

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