Sunday, January 4, 2009

Home Made "Sprite" (Lemon-Lime Soda)

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I got this recipe from the Feingold handbook and it's soooo good! Here's a great way to make the occasional treat of soda without any artificial flavors, colors, or nasty high-fructose corn syrup.  It's really quite yummy and you can take it to its healthiest level by using organic fruit and sugar.  It's very simple.  This recipe makes about 14oz or so, or about 2 servings of the drink; there will be leftover simple syrup to use for later batches.

1/4 cup Simple Syrup (see below)
12 oz seltzer water
3T lemon juice
1 1/2 T lime juice (I squeezed my own for the freshest taste possible)

Combine and pour over ice in glasses.

Simple Syrup:  combine 2C sugar (I used organic) and 1C water in pan.  Cook on low heat, stirring often until sugar is dissolved and mixture is clear.  Store extra in refrigerator.

Another recipe from Feingold is for vanilla soda: combine 1/4 C. simple syrup, 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla. and 12 oz seltzer water.  We haven't tried this yet but will soon!

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