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.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
8 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
2 cups syrup
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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.

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.

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

85 calories; total fat 1g; saturated fatg; polyunsaturated fatg; monounsaturated fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 6mg; potassium 23mg; carbohydrates 21g; fiberg; sugar 20g; proteing; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 81IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; folatemcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 2mg; ironmg.

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