Homemade Lemon-Lime Soda

Skip out on store-bought and make your own homemade lemon-lime soda. The results are far superior and the flavors are much more pronounced and delicious.

Homemade Lemon Lime Soda

Lately, my seltzer water drinking habits have come under much scrutiny. Some would say that I’m “obsessed”. And I sort of take offense to that because it’s water. So what’s the big deal? I think what annoys about my habit is the loud gulping sound I make or perhaps the constant burping but hey, I’m human! I love the fizziness of it and I’m not apologizing. I also love the versatility of it. A little fizzy water goes a long way when it comes to dressing up drinks. Take, for example, this homemade lemon-line soda. Yes, you can certainly buy some but it will never taste like homemade.

It’s really simple to make. A bunch of fresh lemon juice and some fresh lime juice along with some simple syrup and fizzy water and you’ve got a much better, fresher version of soda at your disposal. I can’t be bothered buying my own from the store anymore, since this allows you to really customize. For me, I like tweaking it with less simple syrup and more citrus juice to give me a big tarty flavor kick. But of course, if you are a fan of sweets, you can load it up with simple syrup. It’s a great change from the store-bought stuff, for sure.

Lemon Lime Soda

Homemade Lemon-Lime Soda


  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp. simple syrup
  • 12 ounces plain seltzer water


  1. Combine lime juice, lemon juice and simple syrup in a glass. Mix well.
  2. Fill with ice. Top with seltzer and give it a gentle stir to combine.

23 thoughts on “Homemade Lemon-Lime Soda

  1. I’m a huge carbonation addict too! It’s almost all I drink. You should check into a Soda Stream. It has saved me a lot of money and plastic bottles that go in the recycle bin. Great and economical way to make your own soda water. Love the lemon lime version!

    • Ah, that’s the worst part. I HAVE a Soda Stream! I love love love it, my most favorite thing. But I never remember to get the air tank filled. It definitely saves me a ton, when I remember! :) Thanks for reminding me!!

    • I love that you can control the lemon-lime flavor. I’m really big on citrus so I love it more tarty. The store-bought is always too sweet for me.

  2. I love making drinks like this at home! Being able to get it exactly how you want it is so so nice! I wouldn’t mind a glass right now – it was so hot here today!

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