Alright, here’s the thing. At home I drink water and coffee and the occasional cup of tea. That is it. I will have something fancy (cocktails) or different (juice). But that is if I am out at a café or restaurant, or catching up with friends for a drink. But I am a creature of habit when it comes to beverages at home.

 

Which meant coming up with a colourful celebration drink for this month’s Recipe ReDux was out of my comfort zone. I had to think of something I would actually WANT to drink. And then I remembered as a kid, how much I loved raspberry soda (or just a ‘Raspberry’) that you get from the pub.

 

A quick and simple raspberry syrup makes a refreshing raspberry soda. Serve in a fancy glass and a raspberry soda becomes a mocktail.

 

So, I thought I would create a grown-up version of a raspberry soda that captured the fizz and colour of my childhood memory but without as much sweetness. A version that you can drink as a mocktail, or as a cocktail. It is essentially just a raspberry syrup which you can then use to build your drink upon. I have chosen to keep it simple with ice, soda water and fresh raspberries.

 

It looks a bit fancy, but really isn’t and is quite refreshing. And really, without adding the alcohol, it can still be a drink that kids can enjoy!

 

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Raspberry Soda

A quick and simple raspberry syrup makes a refreshing raspberry soda. Serve in a fancy glass and a raspberry soda becomes a mocktail.

A quick and simple raspberry syrup makes a refreshing raspberry soda. Serve in a fancy glass and a raspberry soda becomes a mocktail.

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 125ml syrup (roughly 5 drinks if served in lowball glass as shown)

Ingredients

200g frozen raspberries, plus extra to serve

½ teaspoon sugar

3 tablespoons water

Ice

Soda water

Instructions

  1. Place raspberries, sugar and water into a small saucepan. Cook over a low heat for 5-7 minutes until the raspberries have broken down.
  2. Pour the raspberries through a fine sieve into a bowl to strain the syrup from the seeds and pulp. Use the back of a spoon to gently push remaining syrup through. Allow syrup to cool
  3. Add some ice to each glass (I prefer to use lowball glasses). Use the shot glass to pour 30ml syrup into each glass. Then top with soda water.
  4. Garnish with extra raspberries and serve

 

A quick and simple raspberry syrup makes a refreshing raspberry soda. Serve in a fancy glass and a raspberry soda becomes a mocktail.

What is your favourite celebration drink to make at home?

 

 

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A quick and simple raspberry syrup makes a refreshing raspberry soda. Serve in a fancy glass and a raspberry soda becomes a mocktail.

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