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.
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Makes about 20 glasses

3 lb strawberries, trimmed and hulled 

4 tablespoons white vinegar 

2 cups sugar

  1. Place the strawberries in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Add vinegar and mix well.
  3. Pour into a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl and let drain.
  4. Stir so that you get all the juice from the berries.
  5. Discard pulp.
  6. Transfer juice to a medium pot and add sugar.
  7. Stir and bring to a boil.
  8. Let me mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Cool and mix with soda water and ice.


Chilled, keeps for 1 week.
Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

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