Are you looking for a delicious and refreshing summer drink that's easy to make? Look no further than the Raspberry Peach Soda! This sweet and fruity soda is made with simple ingredients like raspberries, peaches, sugar, water, and lemon juice. It's perfect for those hot summer days when you just need something chilled and tasty to cool off. Plus, it takes only minutes to whip up this delicious homemade beverage - so why not give it a try?
How to Make Raspberry Peach Soda
Measure out your raspberries, peaches, sugar, water, and lemon juice, and add them to your pot. Mix your ingredients together and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, allow to simmer for 20 minutes until your berries look mushy and the liquid is dense in color.
Remove your pot from heat and allow it to cool down. Once cool, strain your mixture through a cheesecloth and filter it into a sealable container. This syrup can be stored in your fridge for up to 1 month.
To make your Raspberry Peach Soda, pour 2 Tbsp (or more!) into your glass with ice, and then proceed to top your glass with homemade sparkling water. Lightly mix your drink in an upwards motion to incorporate all your ingredients, and finish by garnishing with a lemon wheel, peach slices, and a few raspberries.
Ingredients (Serves 4-5):
- 187g Peaches - Stoned and Chopped
- 100g Raspberries
- 150g Sugar
- 180g Water
- Lemon Wheel, Peach Slices, and Raspberries for Garnishing (optional)
- Soda Maker Machine (Any kind!)
- Sparkling Water
Will This Taste Like Store-Bought Fruit Sodas?
Our Raspberry Peach Soda recipe will resemble store-bought fruit sodas, but will not taste exactly like it. We believe the flavor of this homemade Raspberry Peach Soda rivals that of store-bought sodas due to its high quality and honest list of ingredients. Many ingredients found in store-bought sodas are artificial, leaving you with a higher intake of unhealthy sugars and artificial dyes and flavoring -- many of them are so over-produced their names are long and difficult to pronounce! Making homemade sodas is a great way to take a step towards a healthier future for you and your family.
What Seltzer Water Should I Use?
For best results with your Raspberry Peach Soda, we recommend using sparkling water that is homemade. Store-bought sparkling water may contain added sugar and preservatives, which could affect the drink's taste.
You adjust the carbonation level to your liking by using a soda machine at home. Besides, instead of purchasing seltzer water from stores, you can save money over time by reusing and exchanging the CO2 canisters usually used in soda machines. This is also an environmentally friendly option.
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What are the Health Benefits of Peaches?
Peaches, besides being deliciously sweet and perfect for our Raspberry Peach Soda, also pack quite a punch in the health department. Here are some of their fabulous health benefits:
Rich in Vitamins and Minerals
Peaches are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and potassium, which promote skin health, boost immunity, and maintain heart health respectively.
High in Antioxidants
These juicy fruits are high in antioxidants, which help protect your body against aging and disease. They fight off harmful free radicals and prevent oxidation within your body.
Due to their high fiber content, peaches aid in digestion and help maintain healthy digestion.
Low in Calories
Peaches are low in calories and contain no saturated fats, making them a perfect addition to a weight loss diet.
The beta-carotene found in peaches promotes eye health by increasing circulation of blood in the retina.
Peaches are rich in phosphorous and calcium that strengthen bones and teeth, and help in the repair of bodily tissues.
So, not only do peaches add a burst of flavor to our Raspberry Peach Soda, but they also bring along a host of health benefits. Enjoy your soda knowing you're doing your body a favor!
What are the Health Benefits of Raspberries?
Raspberries, the tiny but mighty additions to our Raspberry Peach Soda, are nothing short of a nutritional marvel. Here are some of the health benefits they offer:Raspberries are rich in Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system and fights against disease-causing free radicals.
With their high fiber content, raspberries aid digestion and can help you maintain a healthy weight.
The potassium in raspberries helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels, while their fiber and polyphenols can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Raspberries contain ellagic acid, known for its anti-inflammatory properties that can help manage conditions like arthritis.
Rich in Antioxidants
Raspberries are loaded with antioxidants that help protect your body against aging and disease.
The high levels of antioxidants in raspberries, including Vitamin C and anthocyanins, promote eye health.
So, when you're sipping on your Raspberry Peach Soda, remember that those little raspberries are doing a lot more than just tickling your taste buds with their delightful tanginess!
What Kinds of Food Pair Well with a Raspberry Peach Soda?
Outside of enjoying this delicious soda on its own, you can also pair it with a variety of snacks and meals. Our Raspberry Peach Soda pairs wonderfully with dishes from mouth-watering savory to heart-melting sweet. Try out some of these pairings and let us know which is your favorite:
- Grilled Peaches
- Fresh Salads
- Ice Cream
- Chips and Salsa
- Fish Tacos
What's the Best Time of Year to Make Raspberry Peach Soda?
Depending on where you live in the United States, both raspberries and peaches can vary in peak season. Let's break down when is the best time for each fruit and asses peak recipe-making months for both of our tasty and sweet fruits.
Peach Peak Season
Peaches are typically in peak season from late spring to end of fall (May-October), of course, these exact dates will vary depending on your local climate. We recommend using a fruit and vegetable resource in order to best assess the peak season for peaches in your region. For now, we will stick with our general range of May to October for peach peak season here in the United States.
If you ever forget, just think of local farmers' markets and how some farmers will only come with their top-notch peaches - and you best believe those all get sold out completely because they are one of the juiciest crowd-favorite summertime fruits!
Raspberry Peak Season
Raspberries can widely range in peak ripe season depending on whether you are on the east or west coast of the United States. For instance, if you live in sunny Northern California, raspberries are in their peak season from typically May all the way until November. However, if you live in hot and humid Pennsylvania, raspberries are only at their peak from July to September.
Peach and Raspberry Peak Season
Looking over peach and raspberry peak seasons individually, there is a clear overlap during the heart of summer where you are likely to find the ripest peaches and raspberries to use in your Raspberry Peach Soda recipe, along with a variety of other recipes you can make with these summertime fruits. Our peak recommendation for this recipe solely in ingredient season would be from late June to the end of September-- the perfect hot summer days just waiting to be quenched by a delicious summer soda.
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