soda chanh

Nuoc chanh (also known as ‘limeade’) is one of the most popular drinks in Vietnam, and is a refreshing way to cool down in the summer heat.  My mom would make this any time when I had a sore throat because of the cleansing of lime.

The following recipe is a festive take on nuoc chanh.


  • ½ tablespoon of organic sugar
  • ½ lime
  • 2 mint leaves
  • Slice of ginger (optional)
  • Ice
  • Sparkling water


  1. Add the sugar and juice from ½ lime, plus the juiced lime peel into a glass.
  2. Add ice cubes and top with sparkling water.
  3. Cut a slice of ginger for a little extra zing and add to the glass along with 2 crushed mint leaves. Stir with a long spoon to slowly dissolve the sugar.
  4. For a festive look you can add a sprig of mint and cut a lime to hang on the side of your glass.

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