Blueberry Soda Syrup

Category: 
Beverages
Seasons: 
April, May, June, July

Courtesy of Kate Payne

Makes 1 cup or 8 8-ounce sodas.

If only a couple of sodas are on the agenda, halve the recipe for the blueberry syrup or be prepared for the likelihood of finding a jar of blueberry jelly in the refrigerator the next morning. Blueberries have a lot of natural pectin; even without cooking the syrup any further (or even using sugar, which, in addition to added lemon juice, helps to activate pectin bonds and gel a jam or jelly), all three of the versions I madesugar-, agave-, and maple-sweetenedbecame delicious spreadable jellies the next day.

Super easy

Blueberry Soda Syrup

Ingredients

For 1 Person(s)

Recipe

  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 1/4 cups Water
  • 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoons lemon juice

Blueberry Soda Syrup Directions

  1. Combine the blueberries and water in a small saucepan, cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove the lid, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Mash the berries with a potato masher and remove pan from the heat.
  4. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve—using a spatula to push the remaining juice out of the berry skins.
  5. Add the sugar and lemon juice to the warm blueberry juice.
  6. Stir to dissolve, then let cool to room temperature.
  7. Make sodas by adding 2 tablespoons of syrup to an 8-ounce glass of club soda.
  8. Add more syrup to taste, if desired.

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