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. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2018

Diabetic Living Magazine


Fruit concentrate
Simple syrup


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.

  • 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.


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; total fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 3mg; potassium 42mg 1% DV; carbohydrates 4.4g 1% DV; fiber 1g 4% DV; sugar 3g; protein 0.3g 1% DV; exchange other carbs 1; vitamin a iu 180IU; vitamin c 5mg; folate 7mcg; calcium 15mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 6mg.