I have been trying hard to kick the soda habit and am down to a once a week Diet Coke when I am at work. Not that I have cut soda out of my diet completely…oh NO! I am far too addicted to that sweet and fizzy goodness! However, I have transitioned from artificial ickiness to homemade goodness! I love my Soda Stream but if you don’t have one you can buy the seltzer water at the grocery store for this recipe. I got the recipe from The Artisan Soda Workshop: 75 Homemade Recipes from Fountain Classics to Rhubarb Basil, Sea Salt Lime, Cold-Brew Coffee and Much Much More which I got to review. This soda is only lightly sweet and will appeal to more grownup tastes. I was really impressed with how well you could taste both the pear AND the grape in this recipe. If you want a stronger soda just add more syrup than called for.
Grape, Pear and Honey natural soda
- 1 cup grape juice
- ½ cups chopped Bartlett Pear (about 2 medium)
- ¼ cup honey
- seltzer water for serving
- For the syrup, add the grape juice and the pear into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes or until pears are soft
- Add the honey and stir to combine
- Remove from heat and use a potato masher to smash the pears
- Let cool and filter through a fine mesh strainer, pressing gently to get all the liquid removed.
- Refrigerate in a covered container for up to 5 days
- To serve, pour seltzer water over ice and add syrup. Use approximately 2 TBSP syrup to about 10 ounces of seltzer water, adjust for your own personal taste.
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