Lime and Apple Sparkler

Lime and Apple Sparkler

SheKnows
  • Prep: 5 hr 12 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total: 5 hr 17 min
  • Serving: Makes 6 drinks

This non-alcoholic beverage is a refreshing treat that your kids may enjoy even more than their traditional soda pop. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 7 to 8 medium limes)
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cut into 1/8-thick slices
  • Ice
  • 3 3/4 cups club soda, chilled
  • 1 medium lime, cut into 6 wedges

Directions

  1. Place the sugar and water in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer.
  2. Stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves, about 6 minutes, and then remove from the heat and pour in the lime juice.
  3. Stir to combine and then transfer the lime syrup to a 1-quart container and allow to completely cool.
  4. Place the apple slices into the lime syrup and stir to combine. Cover the mixture and refrigerate for at least 4 hours so flavors can blend.
  5. Strain the mixture to remove the apple slices, reserving for garnish.
  6. Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice and add 3 ounces of the lime syrup along with 5 ounces of the club soda.
  7. Gently stir the drink and then garnish with a few of the reserved apple slices and a wedge of lime.

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