Oh my gosh! I haven’t had internet in about a month! I have forty-five days to continue my service without the need to start a whole new two year contract (lovely satellite rules). I cancelled internet service ’cause my laptop went to blue screen heaven and I cannot afford a new computer just yet. So this brief post is brought to you by one bar of service on my cell phone and the letter F.
Lets talk about soda. I love it. After coffee time is over in the morning I prefer to move directly into soda time. Being as I’m borderline diabetic and turning into more if a health nut in my old age, I’ve all but cut soda out of my diet entirely. I started drinking decaf unsweetened iced tea until bed time until I decided to make some soda of my own. The results were beyond what I anticipated. Holy yum. I’ve even converted my eleven year old son. Here’s the formula:
Start with the juice of any fruit, I used lime. Lemon and orange also work, but beyond citrus try berries. Raspberry or cherry juice makes amazing soda as well. You don’t need a lot of juice as you can see. Then add simple syrup. If you don’t know how to make it, use your google machine. As the name suggests, it’s very easy to create. Start with a teaspoon or two. You can always add more, but you don’t need much.
We’re almost done. Stir the simple syrup and the juice. Add ice.
Pour club soda over the ice, simple syrup and juice. I like to buy a six pack of cans. The soda goes flat very quickly and a two liter bottle won’t hold its fizz well enough to use the next day. Mwah! Lime soda.
Also, if you are of age add rum and mint leaves for the best mojito you’ve ever had.
After I started drinking these babies, I actually can’t stand corn syrup soda any longer. And that’s coming from a gal who drank one to three Mountain Dews a day for a dozen years or better.
Enjoy! Let me know if you come up with any crazy/fantastic fruity combinations for your own home made soda.