I've been a fan of Sonic Drive-In since 1976, when I first tasted a Frito Chili Pie. My absolute favorite thing on the menu is a drink. I love Sonic Limeade--both the regular and the cherry varieties. And since I'm often counting calories, I especially love the Diet Limeade.
Alas--there's no Sonic in my town. I always visit a Sonic when I come across one on a roadtrip, but that's not often enough to fulfill my desire for Limeades. So I've come up with a way to make my own DIY version--and it's awfully good!
Here's all you need for a Diet Limeade, Sonic-style.
You can find this key lime-flavored sparkling lime beverage at Wal-Mart. It costs 68 cents for a 1-litre bottle at my local store. (Note: This beverage contains aspartame, just like Diet Coke. I know that some of you avoid artificial sweeteners; sorry I don't have a recipe for you.) I don't like this key lime water on its own, but in this limeade, it's the magic ingredient.
1. Squeeze the juice of one lime into a large glass (or, if you live with lots of boys and dogs as I do, into an acrylic cup).
2. Add a bit of sweetener if you like. I like to add a packet of Stevia to mine. If you prefer a very tart limeade, you can skip this step.
3. Pour in about 12 ounces of the key lime-flavored sparkling water. Stir well.
My mouth is watering for a cold limeade now! What's your favorite thing to drink in the hot weather?
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