While I occasionally crave a soda, it is a very rare occasion indeed that I actually drink one. I’m not a fan of the artificial sweeteners in the diet versions, and regular soda is too cloying.
The solution? Making my own, of course! Mix 1 part of this simple raspberry soda syrup with 3 parts club soda (for a more-sugary drink), soda water or seltzer (for a less-sweet version), and you’ve got a fruity carbonated beverage with just the right amount of sweetness.
I imagine this syrup would also be delicious in a milkshake or drizzled over ice cream. Oh! Or in a Raspberry Mule if you don’t want to muddle fresh berries.
What’s your favorite carbonated drink?
- 1 3/4 cups fresh raspberries
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- In a small saucepan, heat the sugar and water over low, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the raspberries and cook, stirring often, for 10-15 minutes, or until the syrup is reduced.
- Allow to cool, then strain through a jelly bag or piece of cheesecloth. Transfer to a jar or freezer-safe container, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Make Ahead and Storage
Syrup can be refrigerated for 2-3 weeks, or frozen for 3-4 months.
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