Raspberries, lime, and ginger sparkle in a homemade soft drink that's the taste of summer in a glass. This homemade soda has three parts: fruit concentrate, simple syrup, and seltzer water. Store all three components in the fridge separately, then mix just before serving.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2018

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Fruit concentrate
Simple syrup
Seltzer

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To make fruit concentrate: place raspberries, lime, ginger, and mint leaves in a pitcher or large jar and smash with a wooden spoon to release their juices. Stir in water. Let the mixture infuse in the fridge overnight, then strain.

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  • To make simple syrup: combine water and sugar (or honey) in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until completely dissolved. Let cool.

  • To make soda: for each serving of soda, combine 1/4 cup fruit concentrate, 1 tsp. simple syrup and 3/4 cup seltzer water in a glass. Serve with ice if desired.

Tips

To make ahead: The fruit concentrate will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The syrup will keep, covered, in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Tip: Create additional seltzer flavors using these combinations for the fruit concentrate.

Cranberry Orange Ginger:
1/2 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen (thawed)
1/2 orange, sliced
1 tsp. sliced fresh ginger

Pineapple Lemon Ginger:
1 cup chopped pineapple, fresh or frozen (thawed)
1/2 lemon, sliced
1 tsp. sliced fresh ginger

Nutrition Facts

17 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 4.4g 1% DV; dietary fiber 1g 4% DV; sugars 2.6g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 180IU 4% DV; vitamin c 5mg 8% DV; folate 6.8mcg 2% DV; calcium 15.1mg 2% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 5.7mg 2% DV; potassium 42.5mg 1% DV; sodium 3.5mg.