One of J’s favorite things to do is to go to a restaurant (or fast food joint in this case) and see if he can mimic the way what he orders is made. He does this for three reasons: it tests his culinary ability, gives him something to do, and saves us money when we find something really yummy.
The Limeade Sparklers are $2.99 each at our local franchises. They are yummy, but that adds up, and TB isn’t close to my house. Here’s our solution.
- Sierra Mist, Sprite, or 7UP. We recommend Sierra Mist, because that’s what they have at TB.
- Frozen Limeade concentrate, thawed. If you want the Cherry Limeade, use a frozen Cherry Limeade concentrate.
Fill a cup with ice. The ice is what keeps the limeade at the bottom of the cup and produces the Taco Bell look. (If it’s cold, but doesn’t have ice, you won’t quite get the same thing!)
Put 2 to 4 ounces of your choice limeade concentrate in the bottom of the glass, depending on how strong you want the lime flavor, and how big your glass is.
Fill to top with Sierra Mist. Slice lime into quarters. Place in top of glass for garnish or squeeze juice into drink. Serve and enjoy!
This drink isn’t really healthy for you, but it is certainly refreshing. For an adult twist, add a shot of rum or tequila.
Now you can get everything you need to make several servings of these drinks for around what you pay TB to make one for you.
Have you tried Taco Bell’s Limeade Sparklers? What do you think?
Image Credit: Taco Bell