Homemade Rangpur Lime Soda

I haven’t posted in a little while because I’ve been on vacation visiting my sister in Santa Barbara. I’ve been photographing my food adventures and have a backlog of yummy posts for you coming up! My sister made lime soda for me earlier in the week, so I wanted to share this very simple recipe. It’s almost too simple to even call it a recipe. It was really yummy and perfect for the summery warm weather!

My sister used an unusual type of citrus fruit called a Rangpur lime, which is actually a cross between a lemon and a mandarin. It’s originally from India and looks more like a tangerine than a lime since it’s orange. It still has a lime-y flavor though. This recipe makes one medium sized drink. You can follow these basic steps, with any citrus fruit to make your own soda.

My sister also has a Soda Stream, which allows you to turn regular water into carbonated water. It’s perfect for making home made soda. If you don’t have one of these, you can just pick up some carbonated water at the store.


1 or 2 limes
seltzer water/carbonated water
2-3 Tablespoons of simple syrup


  • Juice the lime. If they’re very small, you may want to use 2, but 1 was enough for us.
  • Add the simple syrup to taste. Start with a little and add more until it’s sweet enough for you. Stir well.
  • Add the carbonated water/seltzer. Stir, and enjoy!

10 thoughts on “Homemade Rangpur Lime Soda

    • They’re definitely refreshing! I’m not home yet, but will be soon. I’m contemplating making some soda with the Meyer lemons my sister has growing in her back yard too 🙂

  1. It’s also possible to carbonate beverages by dropping some dry ice into it in a sealed container, though EXTREME CAUTION is required . . . too much dry ice and it could go boom. Start small, you can always add more. The dry ice sublimates and dissolves into the liquid.

    • Hmm I didn’t know you could do it that way. The soda stream sounds safer, hehe 🙂 Although I suppose a soda explosion isn’t the most dangerous type of explosion, just wet and plastic-y.

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