A few months ago I went out and bought myself a soda maker. I was getting really tired of shlepping heavy bottles and cans of soda water home. Not that I have to walk that far, as the grocery store is downstairs in my building. I also wanted to make the carbon footprint a bit smaller, think about the bottles of fancy bubbly water that gets flown in from all over the world. Kinda crazy. So I got the soda maker and started making sirups for it. It's really great, the tastes are clean, fresh and no nasty ingredients. I think this simple strawberry syrup is my favorite, and its great to make now since the strawberries are in season.
Makes about 20 glasses
3 lb strawberries, trimmed and hulled
4 tablespoons white vinegar
2 cups sugar
- Place the strawberries in a blender and pulse until smooth.
- Add vinegar and mix well.
- Pour into a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl and let drain.
- Stir so that you get all the juice from the berries.
- Discard pulp.
- Transfer juice to a medium pot and add sugar.
- Stir and bring to a boil.
- Let me mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
- Cool and mix with soda water and ice.
Chilled, keeps for 1 week.
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