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

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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; 0.1 g total fat; 3 mg sodium. 42 mg potassium; 4.4 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 0.3 g protein; 180 IU vitamin a iu; 5 mg vitamin c; 7 mcg folate; 15 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 6 mg magnesium;