Looking for a tasty drink to enjoy during the summer that's not only a classic but also healthy? We've gotchu covered! Requiring only a couple of ingredients-- paired with homemade sparkling water, you can create a delicious homemade Cherry Soda in a matter of minutes that will leave everyone wanting more.
How to Make Homemade Cherry Soda
Ingredients (Serves 5):
- 167 g Water
- 147 g Sugar
- 4 oz Frozen Cherries
- 1/2 Tsp Cherry Extract
- Lemon Juice to Taste
- Sparkling Water
- Soda Maker Machine (Any kind!)
Measure out your water, frozen cherries, sugar, and lemon juice into a pot. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 20 mins.
Once it's cooled down, double strain your cherry syrup into a glass container using a cheesecloth. Seal your container and store in the fridge for up to 1 month.
To serve your soda, pour 2 oz of Cherry Syrup over a glass with ice and top with sparkling water. Then lightly stir to incorporate beverage ingredients and garnish with cherries.
What Seltzer Water Should I Use to Make My Cherry Soda?
Creating your own sparkling water at home using a soda machine is a great choice. You have the option to alter the carbonation level to your preference, and it's cheaper in the long run if you often enjoy making homemade sodas. With the availability of refillable CO2 canisters, you can prepare fizzy drinks whenever you feel like it. In short, producing carbonated water at home is a dependable and cost-efficient option.
Will Homemade Cherry Soda Taste Like Store-Bought Soda?
Let's be real, no one buys the fact that you can mix sparkling water and balsamic vinegar to make Coca Cola. In that same sense, homemade Coke is very difficult to achieve without using artificial flavoring. If you are looking for a recipe that resembles Cherry Coca Cola, this is not it.
However, it will taste like just that: Cherry Soda, which in our opinion is even better! Making homemade syrup to mix with sparkling water made from your at-home soda maker gives you the freedom to tailor it to your liking! It's all about what works best and tastes best for you and your family. Ditch the artificial flavoring found in Cherry Coke and try a healthier alternative today!
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