Sparkling Honey Limeade


It really doesn’t get more refreshing than an ice cold drink of Limeade. This fresh homemade limeade is so easy to make and it’s naturally sweetened with honey and lime!

Sparkling Honey Limeade in glass pitcher

Sparkling Limeade Recipe

You can never have too many lemonade recipes, right? This is the third lemonade (or in this case limeade) recipe in a month. It’s summer and I’m slightly obsessed!

Fresh homemade limeade is so easy to make — the only tedious part is getting all the juice out of those limes. But this refreshing limeade is so worth it in the end!

For this summer drink recipe, I decided to sweeten it with half honey and half sugar because lime and honey always pair so well together. It would also be delicious if you wanted to mix in some cherry juice, which I think I’ll try next time.

I used to be someone who said I was only going to get my sugars from desserts not drinks, but with a drink this good that has changed my whole outlook. I’d definitely choose this limeade as my sweet for the day!

Limes set aside for making limeade

Honey Limeade Ingredients

For this sparkling drink, you’ll need:

  • Club soda or sparkling water
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Cold water
  • Granulated sugar
  • Honey
  • Ice
  • Fresh mint (optional)

Glass of ice cold limeade with raspberries, mint, and honey

How to Make Limeade

  • Whisk together cold water and sugar in a large pitcher.
  • Pour in honey and mix until well blended.
  • Stir in lime juice, followed by club soda or sparkling water.
  • Add ice and mint before serving.

Can I Make This Recipe in Advance?

Because of the carbonation in this drink, it’s best to make it just before serving. Over time, the limeade will lose the carbonation but the flavors won’t be dulled.

Can I Use Tonic Water in This Recipe?

I wouldn’t recommend it. Although tonic water is also carbonated, it’s much more bitter than sparkling water and club soda.

homemade Limeade in glass pitcher with mint and raspberries

Tips for the Best Limeade

  • Fresh lime juice is key in this recipe. I know it’s a lot of effort to juice all those limes, but you need the fresh stuff for this recipe!
  • To prevent the limeade from becoming watered down, freeze cherries or grapes and use the frozen fruit as ice cubes.
  • Don’t add the lime juice or sparkling water until the honey and sugar have fully dissolved, otherwise your limeade will be gritty.

limeade in glass pitcher with raspberries and mint leaves, on tray with limes

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Sparkling Honey Limeade

5 from 2 votes

Such a refreshing drink recipe! Flavored with lot of fresh lime juice and sweetened with sugar and honey (which is the perfect compliment to lime). Everyone will want more!

Servings: 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 liter club soda or sparkling water , chilled
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey (preferably light colored)
  • Ice
  • Fresh mint (optional)


  1. In a pitcher whisk together 1/2 cup water and sugar until sugar has dissolved. 

  2. Pour in honey and mix until well blended. 

  3. Stir in lime juice. Pour in club soda or sparkling water and stir once. Add in ice and mint.

Recipe Notes

  • To prevent the limeade from becoming watered down, try freezing cherries or grapes and use the frozen fruit as ice cubes. 
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Limeade
Author: Jaclyn


  • Kim Willis: For an adult drink I was told to add vodka. How do I create a honey infused limeade with vodka lime mint and club soda? June 15, 2019 at 11:43pm Reply

  • Molly cottle: How much does this serve? And do we use maraschino cherries? September 20, 2018 at 1:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: About 5 servings. And these were actually fresh cherries just really read so I can see why you thought that (maraschino might alter the color a bit). The cherries are just for looks so totally optional. September 24, 2018 at 11:33am Reply

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