Week One: Inspiration Week
This week is all about using different things as your inspiration for great food.
Just like yesterday, today I’m drawing inspiration from India! No matter where we stopped for a meal — fancy hotel, unpretentious roadside eatery — the drinks menu almost always included lime soda. Served in tall, thin flared glasses, lime soda is way more than the sum of its parts. Lime-infused simple syrup melds with sparkling water to create a dreamy, super refreshing drink that we couldn’t stop ordering. Many restaurants offer both salty and sweet versions, but I couldn’t resist sweet every time.
Since returning from India, I’ve been craving lime soda, so obviously I had to make my own! We have a SodaStream, which made the sparkling water part pretty easy. I shook up some fresh lime juice with sugar for an extra-simple simple syrup, then added it to my water to taste. So easy and so refreshing! Next time I’m going to mix in some raspberry simple syrup I made a couple weeks back with some less-than-perfect berries. It would also make an amazingly simple cocktail with a little gin or vodka. The possibilities, as they say, are endless!
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