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DIY Soda Syrups

DIY Soda Syrups

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  • Yield: 2 cups syrup
  • Hands On 10 mins
  • Total Time 8 hrs

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You won't believe the explosion of fresh fruit and herb flavors in our DIY soda syrups. No cooking required, just steep a few ingredients in water overnight, strain, then store in the fridge to mix with club soda.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped watermelon (10 ounces)
  • Seltzer water or club soda, chilled

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine water, sugar, and coconut. Let stand at room temperature, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Stir in watermelon. Cover and chill overnight. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, firmly pressing on the watermelon to remove as much liquid as possible.
  2. For each serving, fill a tall glass full of ice. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons syrup over the ice. Top with seltzer or club soda. Garnish with watermelon pieces. Store any remaining syrup in a screw top jar or covered container for up to 2 weeks.

Variation

  • Blueberry-Ginger Syrup In a medium bowl, lightly mash 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries. Stir in 1 cup each sliced fresh ginger, water and sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Chill, covered, overnight. Strain.

Variation

  • Citrus-Cilantro Syrup In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup each water, sugar and snipped fresh cilantro. Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1 cup mixed citrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime). Chill, covered, overnight. Strain.

Variation

  • Orange-Pineapple Syrup In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup each water, sugar and chopped pineapple. Let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Stir in one sliced orange. Chill, covered, overnight. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing to squeeze out as much juice as possible.

Nutrition Facts

(DIY Soda Syrups)

Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, fiber (g) 0, sodium (mg) 6, Potassium (mg) 23, sugar (g) 20, calcium (mg) 2, pro. (g) 0, vit. A (IU) 81, cal. (kcal) 85, Fat, total (g) 1, iron (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 21, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 0, Folate (µg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0

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