Monday, January 30, 2012

Lime Soda

I use limes quite a lot in my cooking. Most Thai and Vietnamese salad dressings and sometimes marinades call for lime juice. In Thailand you can buy limes all year round at a reasonable price.  In New Zealand, although we have a lime tree at home but it produces fruits for a few months and not into late spring and summer. Limes are still available in supermarkets and green grocers' of course but they are quite pricey so we normally have to make do with lemons.

One of our favourite drinks in Thailand is lime drink called Nam Ma-nao. You just mix the juice of about 2 limes with thin syrup, a bit of salt and a lot of ice. You can use thicker syrup and soda for lime soda. 

This is how I make mine:
Juice of 2 limes /lemons
¼ cup water and 3 teaspoons of sugar – make into syrup in microwave and leave to cool
½ cup soda
Lots of ice

Mix everything together and enjoy!

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