Blackberry Soda

Did you know it’s EASY to make your own Blackberry Soda with just a few simple ingredients?Blackberry Soda / The Grateful Girl Cooks! It's EASY to make your own, using a few simple ingredients!
I saw a recipe recently with instructions on “how” to make Blackberry soda using fresh blackberries, club soda, and a small amount of sugar.  Sounded interesting to me, especially since I have been picking wild blackberries in our backyard all summer long.  I figured it would be “fun” to make my own flavored soda using nature’s bounty of fresh berries!
Blackberry Soda / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
The recipe is so very simple; the soda is not too sugary (although if you want it sweeter, just add some more or a sugar substitute, to your taste!), and really pops with fresh berry taste!

Here’s how easy it is to make this soda:  Start off by placing fresh blackberries (you can substitute frozen unsweetened blackberries that have been thawed), granulated sugar, and 1/4 cup of tap water into a blender.  Process this mixture on high speed until completely blended and smooth.  This is what it looked like when done…

Blackberry Soda / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
The next step is to place a sieve on top of a large bowl.  Pour the berry mixture (I did this in 2 batches) into the sieve.  Press the blackberries down and through the sieve using the back of a spoon.

The seeds will stay in the sieve, and the thick blackberry sauce will drain into the bowl beneath.  I found it helpful to use a spatula to “scrape” the sauce from the bottom of the sieve into the bowl.

Blackberry Soda / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Once all the blackberry sauce has gone through the sieve, discard the seed remnants left in the sieve.  For each 8 ounce cup, place 3 heaping Tablespoons of blackberry sauce (or more, to suit your taste). Add ice cubes, then fill the rest of the cup with club soda or sparkling soda.

Give the soda a good stir, then taste. If you wish the soda to be sweeter, simply add a bit more sugar (or artificial sweetener), and stir to dissolve.  Serve cold; sit back and enjoy this refreshing and unique blackberry soda!

Blackberry Soda / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

The amount of sauce this recipes makes is 5-6 servings worth.  If you have any unused blackberry sauce, it can be stored (in a covered container) in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.  It’s convenient to have the blackberry syrup base handy, for a quick and tasty beverage!

I sure hope you will try this simple method for making a fresh blackberry soda. It tastes really yummy on a HOT day… trust me!  Have a wonderful day, friends.

Blackberry Soda / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Recipe Source:  http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2016/07/25/blackberry-soda/

Blackberry Soda
 
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Serves: 5-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries (can substitute frozen, unsweetened, and thawed berries)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup tap water
  • Club soda (1 liter bottle)
Directions
  1. Place fresh blackberries, granulated sugar, and ¼ cup of tap water into a blender. Process this mixture on high speed until completely blended and smooth.
  2. The next step is to place a sieve on top of a large bowl. Pour the berry mixture (I did this in 2 batches) into sieve. Press blackberries down and through the sieve using the back of a spoon. The seeds will stay in sieve, and thick blackberry sauce will drain into the bowl beneath. I found it helpful to use a spatula to "scrape" the sauce from bottom of sieve into the bowl.
  3. Once all the blackberry sauce has gone through the sieve, discard the seeds IN the sieve. For each 8 ounce cup, place 3 heaping Tablespoons of blackberry sauce (or more, to suit your taste). Add ice cubes, then fill the rest of the cup with club soda or sparkling soda. Give the soda a stir, then taste. If you wish the soda to be sweeter, add a bit more sugar (or artificial sweetener), and stir to dissolve. Serve cold; sit back and enjoy a refreshing blackberry soda! (store unused sauce in covered container in refrigerator for 4-5 days).
Notes
Fresh berries are best, however frozen berries may be used, if unsweetened and thawed completely.

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