Summer Respite

Recipe: Ginger Lime Soda

The Indian summers are relentless. The scorching heat saps the energy from all living things.

In between the blinding bright days and hot humid nights, there is a longing for the rains to arrive quickly to give respite. The occasional summer rains give momentary relief. But that doesn't reduce the temperatures for long. It seems to get hotter after the summer showers as though the sun is back with a vengeance!

Bangalore is supposed to have a more tolerable climate than most other places in India. Unfortunately Bangalore itself is so hot these days.

With the heat on the rise, cool drinks and ice-creams gain popularity. One of the favoured drinks during the hot climate is lime soda.

I've added another ingredient to this popular drink that takes it to the next level of thirst quenching - a little bit of ginger! Ginger combined with the fizz of the soda makes this drink perfect for the long merciless summer.


Ingredients: (Makes 1 glass)

Freshly squeezed lime juice - 1 and 1/2 Tbsp

Juice extracted from crushed ginger - 1 tsp (Ginger is crushed with a mortar and pestle or using any other heavy object like a rolling-pin and squeezed to extract its juice)

Sugar - 2 and 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 pinch
Mint leaves - 2 (optional)
Plain soda - 1 glass or about 220ml

In a serving glass. mix together lime juice, juice extracted from ginger, sugar and salt. Keep stirring till the sugar and salt dissolve.

At the time of serving, pour the soda into the glass and give it a quick stir. Add the mint leaves if using.

Enjoy the drink immediately before the soda goes flat.

Note: Plain water can be used instead of the plain soda. Though this drink tastes a lot more refreshing with the soda.

This is indeed a very refreshing drink which rejuvenates the soul and puts the spring back in your step :)

This drink goes to Akila's kitchen for the event Dish Name starts with G :)

I'm also sending this to the event Fun n Sun at Tickling Palates :)


  1. wow so refreshing ginger lime soda...

    thanks a lot for sending to my event.... happy to follow you...

    DNSW: F Roundup
    Dish Name Starts with G

  2. priyasnowsering.blogspot.comMarch 27, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    What a refreshing drink -Want to drink from that glass! Can smell the ginger

  3. Yep Priya! truly a blast of freshness :)

  4. any timer .. very refreshing love it!!

  5. thanks Kalpana :)


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