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.