After re-creating a deliciousStrawberry Lychee Soda that I had discovered at Cafe De Thai in Reno, I decided to try my hand at creating my own flavor of soda. It’s a lot of fun to experiment, and even more fun to drink, so make both of them and then try creating your owns flavors. Let me know what you come up with!
Fruit sodas are incredibly easy to make with only a few basic ingredients. This blackberry mint soda is a refreshing way to beat the heat this summer.
Blackberry Mint Soda
|1 1/2 CUP WATER
1 1/2 CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
1 PINT FRESH BLACKBERRIES
1 DOZEN FRESH MINT LEAVES
1 FRESH LEMON
2 LITERS CLUB SODA
HEAVY CREAM (optional)
- First, let’s make the simple syrup. It’s basically equal parts water and sugar. You’ll want to make this well ahead of time so you can cool it before making the sodas.
- In a sauce pan over high heat, bring the water to a boil.
- Once boiling, slowly add the granulated sugar and whisk well until dissolved.
- Set aside the simple syrup to cool and then refrigerate.
- When ready to assemble the sodas, set out the glasses on the counter (a good highball glass will fit everything nicely).
- For each glass, add 6-8 blackberries and 1 or 2 mint leaves and crush at the bottom of the glass with a cocktail muddler.
- Add 1/2 TSP of fresh squeezed lemon juice to the glass.
- Add 4 TBSP of simple syrup to the glass.
- Optionally, add 2 TSP of heavy cream to the glass.
- Add 1/4 CUP crushed ice to the glass, and around 1 CUP of club soda.
- Stir and enjoy!
- Make the simple syrup ahead of time and keep it cold. To easily dispense the syrup when assembling the sodas, I use condiment squeeze bottles.
- A note of caution: mint can easily overpower other flavors. Feel free to change the amount of mint to suit your tastes.