Homemade Soda: Grape, Pear and Honey natural soda #recipe

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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.

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Homemade Soda

Grape, Pear and Honey natural soda

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Homemade Soda: Grape, Pear and Honey natural soda #recipe

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup grape juice
  • 1/2 cups chopped Bartlett Pear (about 2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • seltzer water for serving

Instructions

  1. For the syrup, add the grape juice and the pear into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes or until pears are soft
  3. Add the honey and stir to combine
  4. Remove from heat and use a potato masher to smash the pears
  5. Let cool and filter through a fine mesh strainer, pressing gently to get all the liquid removed.
  6. Refrigerate in a covered container for up to 5 days
  7. 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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Comments

  1. Diane you have some of the best looking drink recipes! This one looks so refreshing!
  2. Grace Hodgin says
    I'd love to try this as I think I'd really enjoy it. We don't drink much soda but I get tired of drinking tea and juice. I'll give this one a try.
  3. I love this recipe!
  4. I can't thank you enough for the recipe. Its awesome idea. Definitely I am going to try this.
  5. I never thought of making my own soda from scratch. This sounds so simple, looks good and would save lots of money. Thanks for sharing.
  6. This sounds like a great idea..I have never been much of a pear fan but that drink you have makes me want to try this recipe..Thanks so much for sharing!
  7. What a great idea! I am not at all a fan of soda, this should help the kiddos not miss it in our home!
  8. This sounds deliciously refreshing. We don't drink soda here except for the occasional natural root beer or organic soda when we have some extra bills. I do flavor seltzer water often just with lemons and limes but this would be a fun holiday drink.
    • I do a lot of natural sodas too which is why I really liked this one. I always wonder what they put in regular sodas, although I do splurge on a Diet Coke (my weakness!) once a week.
  9. Yum! My mom always made natural sodas for me when I was a kid. It was even better than the "real" thing!

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