Salty Lime Soda

Soda Muố Chanh

Preparation info

  • Makes

    8 Cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine And Culture In Southern California's Little Saigon

Little Saigon Cookbook

By Ann Le

Published 2011

  • About

This is a subtle and refreshing version of a popular Vietnamese drink known as salty lemonade. In Vietnam it’s made with kaffir limes, which are abundant there. But in this country, an ordinary lime will have to suffice. If this beverage is not made with seltzer, it’s just limeade.


  • 4 medium limes
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups seltzer
  • Ice


    1. In a small bowl or with a juicer, squeeze the limes to extract the juice along with some pulp. Remove the seeds.
    2. In a large pitcher, dissolve the sugar and salt in the seltzer. Add the lime juice and ice and serve.