Refreshing Lemon-Lime Drink Recipe
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Refreshing Lemon-Lime Drink Recipe

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Here is a lighter version of the famous margarita-without the alcohol! It goes very well with Mexican dishes or as a cool summertime drink in the shade. -Lisa Castillo of Bourbonnais, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 2/3 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 6 cups chilled diet lemon-lime soda
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 1 medium lime, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 84 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.


  1. In a large container, combine the limeade and lemonade concentrates and orange extract. Stir in water.
  2. Just before serving, stir in lemon-lime soda. Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon and lime slices. Yield: 3 quarts (12 servings, 1 cup per serving).
Originally published as Refreshing Lemon-Lime Drink in Light & Tasty June/July 2004, p29

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Churchlady85 User ID: 6128385 112177
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"Delicious! Very refreshing. Served it on ice with a taco salad. Yum. I would experiment with using a who can of limeade and lesser amount of lemonade. But was delicious as it stands! It would be very good too for a summer bridal or baby shower!!!!"

mlmcowens User ID: 5572273 133583
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"everone loved this"

laurij99 User ID: 2127002 146638
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"I thought this was really good. As the other reviewer said it was light and refreshing. I did add a little more water and soda so it wasn't quite as sweet."

Summy User ID: 1386846 61373
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2009

"Wonderful recipe. Delicious, light and refreshing. The orange extract is the perfect touch."

julie rea User ID: 1361199 92352
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2009

"drink looks good, glass is great, just boring ingredients."

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