A natural alternative to artifically coloured and flavoured soft drinks and cordials. Great for those kids parties.
- Place raspberries, sugar and 2 cups of water into a saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Simmer for 10 minutes then remove from heat and add lemon juice.
- Cool and then strain through a fine sieve into a jug. Discard the solids.
- To serve, pour the raspberry fizz into a large jug. Add ice cubes and top up with chilled soda water.
OMG! This is so good that I drank my glass in no time flat! LOL I halved the recipe, as I only had 2 C of club soda on hand and used 3 berry mix, white sugar and bottled lemon juice (about 3 T). I pureed the mixture b4 straining so as to get as much fruit in the juice as possible. I ended up with 2 1/4 C of juice, 36 oz. total, without ice. I figured up the cost at 6 (12 oz) servings and came up to 50 cents each. Not bad, when a natural or "healthy" soda is usu. more and in this, you get the nutrition of the fruit. I will probably cut back on the sugar, or try Splenda, as 84 g of sugar is way more than I like my kids to have.
thank you for posting this. i am surrounded by a husband and inlaws (who recently moved in) who eat nothing but fast food and drink soda all day. my toddler daughter who has always been an organic and healthy fed child was exposed to soda and i had to battle her to not have it. i made this for her and she loved it. she somteims chooses it for her dessert. i cut back on the sugar a bit and use all organic ingredients. it is very tasty and i am glad to have this to offer her instead of soda when she asks for it. thanks!@