A quick, three-ingredient strawberry syrup can be used to flavor drinks like this refreshing, bubbly, Homemade Strawberry Soda, or it can be drizzled over ice cream, pound cake, waffles, and more!
Happy almost-Easter, everyone! I know that most of you probably already have your Easter menus set and your grocery lists made and/or purchased, so I’m not going to take up your valuable time today with another Easter-friendly post (although if you’re still in need of some Easter recipes, I have a whole list of quick and easy ones HERE!). Instead, today I’ll be sharing a delicious, refreshing beverage that will carry you from the beautiful days of spring all the way through the long hot summer!
I don’t typically stock our refrigerator with soft drinks, but sometimes it’s fun to sip on a little something that’s sweet, refreshing, and bubbly. On those occasions, I like to grab a bag of frozen strawberries out of the freezer and whip up a quick batch of strawberry syrup. Using just strawberries, water, and sugar, it’s a snap to make, and mixed with chilled seltzer, it tastes like summer in a glass. Homemade Strawberry Soda is delightful with or without ice, and I even like adding a squeeze of fresh lime juice to mine for an extra layer of flavor.
If you’re craving a drink that’s a bit stronger than soda, this syrup can also be added to cocktails with delicious resutlts. Strawberry mojitos, strawberry margaritas, strawberry spritzers using white wine or champagne…get as creative as you like! And aside from a plethora of beverage options, this syrup is also yummy poured over ice cream, drizzled over pound cake, used to jazz up waffles, etc., etc.
On top of all of that, how gorgeous is this color?! I love that you can achieve this beautiful shade of red with all-natural strawberries and no food coloring! Now this carbonated drink doesn’t shy away from the sugar, so it’s certainly not health food, but at least it’s not full of preservatives, additives, and artificial dye. It’s a treat that I don’t mind allowing my kids every once in awhile…and if you twist my arm, I’ll even down a glass (or three) myself!
I hope you’ll kick up your feet on the patio one day soon with a frosty glass of Homemade Strawberry Soda! I think you’ll appreciate the versatility of this strawberry syrup, and I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love the refreshing taste and cheery color of this beautiful beverage!
Adapted from AllRecipes.com
Recipe originally posted at Or So She Says on March 18, 2014.
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