Lime Syrup

Basic Recipe 78

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes

    500 ml

Appears in

Season to Taste

By Liam Tomlin

Published 2005

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  • 200 g Castor sugar
  • 300 ml Water
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • Grated zest of 6 limes


Mix the sugar, water, lime juice and zest together in a heavy-based saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and continue to cook for 3 minutes. Skim off any scum that rises to the surface. Transfer the syrup to a clean bowl and allow to cool. Allow the lime zest to infuse and flavour the syrup. Store in a sealed container in the fridge. Pass the lime syrup through a fine sieve when ready to use and discard the zest.