Taco Bell Corp. is a California-based fast service restaurant chain that specializes in Mexican style fast food. Taco Bell--with 1995 sales in the United States of $3.5 billion dollars--held the largest share of the Mexican-style restaurant market in the United States. In mid-1997 the fast food chain was owned by the giant PepsiCo empire and was expected to soon become part of the restaurant holding company TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc., a far cry from its modest beginnings as a hot dog stand.
Taco Bell has been my favorite fast food restaurant for many years. Their food is yummy, fast, and affordable; even for a family of 6. Their special icy beverages are tasty too, but not as affordable. The Classic Limeade Sparkler is my favorite. Tastes just like a margarita, without the alcohol. Yum!
So, we make them at home and save a ton of money.
2 liter of lemon-lime soda (Sprite, Sierra Mist or store band)
1/2 can frozen limeade, thawed just a bit (store brand)
1/2 can frozen cherry or raspberry limeade, thawed just a bit (store brand)
1 Lime, sliced
Recipe serves 6
Place one spoonful of frozen limeade in each glass. The amount you use is up to you, but I'd say about a teaspoon is good. We also like to mix the flavors, a little limeade and a little cherry to make it less sour. Recover frozen limeade cans and store in freezer for future use.
Add crushed ice to each glass, to the top.
Pour lemon-lime soda in each glass, pouring on the side of the glass to keep it fizzy. Do NOT stir. Leave the limeade flavoring on the bottom so it will look pretty and taste great.