Lime Simple Syrup

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Oh My Word Would You Look At That, recipes | 13 comments

If you are hopping over from Top This Top That, I am so glad that you are here!

I was raised on sweet tea.

My mama was putting it in my thermos for lunch by the time I was in the 1st grade.

No Kool-aid at my house…

…my friends wanted my mama’s sweet tea!

In the summer, she would hang little gold mugs from hooks under the cabinets so that we could come in and fix it ourselves.

Sweet memories. 🙂

So when my Southern friends wanted to get together and share drink recipes…

…I knew mine had to involve sweet tea!

So here is a fun lime simple syrup that will sweeten your tea while adding a hint of flavor.

How to Make Simple Syrup with Lime

It couldn’t be easier to make.

Lime Simple Syrup


1 cup water

1 cup sugar

6 limes

Lime Simple Syrup

Squeeze the juice from the limes.

In a saucepan, add the water and sugar and heat until sugar dissolves.

Cool the sugar and water mixture.

Add the lime juice.

How to Make Simple Syrup with Lime

Add the lime simple syrup to your unsweet tea and you have the perfect summer treat!

You could also sweeten this simple syrup with lemon juice or mint or basil or lavender…

…you could create an entire sweet tea bar!

I just might have to do that before the summer is over!

And to learn how to make this amazing drink

Summer Drink

go visit Christy @ Our Southern Home!

She’ll share all of the “juicy” details! 🙂

Life to the full!


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  1. Looks delicious! Love the tea memories 🙂
    Happy Summer,

    • They are sweet memories! 🙂

  2. Okay, you know I gotta ask. Did you make that adorable flower wrap for your mason jar? – Karen

    • Karen, I did make that wrap! I posted how to make it a few days ago. Super easy and all of the supplies were from the Dollar Store!

  3. That’s so easy, I’ll have to try it!

  4. Thanks so much!!! This is so easy. I can’t wait to try! ~Christy

  5. Should it be refrigerated? If so what’s the “shelf life”?

    • Lovlii, It needs to be refrigerated and it should keep for a couple of weeks! Enjoy!

  6. have never thought to add limes to the tea, typically we add lemons but i may need to try this.happy summer and cheers!

  7. mmmmm… Such a pity I read this after I made tea for my granddaughter. She came over so her daddy could run an errand. The first thing she asked for was amylase of tea. Had to make afresh pitcher, snoot took a bit to brew then sweeten and serve. Made it with mint simple syrup :)Never thought of lime. Now I Have to try !
    Happy summer.
    Hugs, Gee

    • Mint is next on my list! I bet it was delicious! The perfect summer drink! 🙂

  8. Amazing photography!!! I can’t wait for you to make more!

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