This simple Lime Syrup transforms ordinary recipes into extraordinary ones! From cocktails to mocktails, desserts to pancakes, this syrup adds zesty sweetness. Plus, it's ready in 15 minutes with 2 ingredients.
Add some sweet zing to desserts and beverages with this super simple Lime Syrup!
It is easy to make and is ready in 10 minutes with just 2 ingredients.
This zesty elixir is a game-changer when it comes to elevating the flavor profile of your favorite drinks and treats.
Whether you're a fan of refreshing mocktails, indulgent desserts, or simply want to elevate your culinary creations, this lime syrup is a must-try.
If you haven't noticed from the HUGE amount of syrup recipes on my site, I love making simple syrups!
They're a great way to use up seasonal fruit, you can use them in so many ways, and they're ready in just 15 minutes!
I love this zingy lime syrup. It's zesty and sweet - perfect to use in so many ways!
It's perfect in a Mojito, lemonade or ice tea. I also love it on a key lime pie, or over vanilla ice cream for a fruity twist.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Lime syrup transforms ordinary recipes into extraordinary ones. From cocktails to mocktails, desserts to pancakes, this syrup can do it all.
- Want to impress your guests without breaking a sweat? Just a drizzle of lime syrup can turn a simple dessert or drink into a gourmet experience.
- Why buy expensive store-bought syrups when you can craft your own for a fraction of the cost? Plus, it's super easy!
- Sugar: The sweet foundation that balances the tartness of the limes. You can use white granulated sugar or experiment with alternatives like honey or agave syrup.
- Fresh Lime Juice: The star of the show! This zesty liquid brings a burst of citrusy flavor that's both refreshing and invigorating. Fresh lemon juice can be a tasty substitute if you're in a pinch.
- Water: A simple addition that helps create the perfect syrup consistency. If you're feeling adventurous, you could swap water with coconut water for an extra layer of tropical goodness.
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Follow this step-by-step photo tutorial, then scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients list and method.
Add the sugar, lime juice and water to a pot.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
Place a sieve over a bowl and carefully pour in the syrup to strain out any 'bits'.
Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then pour into a sanitized bottle or jar. The syrup will thicken as it cools. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
How to use Lime Syrup
- Beverages: Stir into water, sparkling water, or club soda for an instant lime-flavored thirst quencher.
- Cocktails: Elevate your cocktails by adding a splash of lime syrup – it's the secret behind those perfectly balanced drinks.
- Desserts: Transform ice creams, sorbets, cakes, and pies with a tantalizing drizzle of lime syrup.
- Breakfasts: Try drizzling lime simple syrup over pancakes, French toast, or yogurt with fruit.
- Fruit Salads: Toss your favorite fruits with a touch of lime syrup for a zesty and sweet fruit salad.
- Marinades: Use as a base for marinades to infuse meats, vegetables, or tofu with a zesty punch.
- Minty Fresh: Infuse the syrup with a handful of fresh mint leaves during the simmering process for a delightful twist. Mint and lime are a match made in flavor heaven.
- Ginger Zing: Add a few slices of fresh ginger to the pot while simmering the syrup for a warm and spicy kick.
- Chili Lime Infusion: For those who love a touch of heat, throw in a small chili pepper (seeds removed) while simmering to create a sweet and spicy flavor profile.
- Berry Blast: Experiment with different fruits like strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries for a berry-infused lime syrup.
- Allow the syrup to cool before transferring it to a sanitized bottle or jar.
- Seal the container tightly and store it in the refrigerator.
- Lime syrup can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. The flavors tend to intensify over time, making it even more delicious.
While fresh lime juice is preferred for the best flavor, you can use bottled lime juice in a pinch. However, keep in mind that the flavor may not be as vibrant.
The syrup will naturally thicken as it cools. If you want a thicker consistency, you can simmer it for a few more minutes before removing from heat, or add a little more sugar.
Freezing is not recommended, as the texture and flavor of the syrup may change upon thawing. It's best to enjoy your lime syrup within the refrigerated two-week window.
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- ¾ cup sugar 150g
- ½ cup lime juice 120ml - approx 4 limes
- ¾ cup water 180ml
- Add the sugar, lime juice and water to a pot.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
- Place a sieve over a bowl and carefully pour in the syrup to strain out any 'bits'.
- Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then pour into a sanitized bottle or jar. The syrup will thicken as it cools.
- Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.