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, 0.550g fat (0.550g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0.550g fiber), 0.550g 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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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!!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"everone loved this"

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."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2009

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

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2009

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

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