A great margarita is nothing without lime! This homemade lime simple syrup hits all the notes you want from a stellar margarita.
Technique tip: To give this mocktail even more of margarita flavor, add a salted rim to the glass before pouring in the drink.
Lime Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 lime, zested
- 3/4 ounce lime simple syrup
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 5 ounces soda water
- Fresh mint, for garnish
For the lime simple syrup:
Combine ingredients in a saucepan and heat on medium until sugars dissolve. You can store it, covered, up to two weeks.
For the limeade:
Combine with ice in a shaker, strain into a rocks glass over ice.