Sweet and Sassy: Cranberry Mint Natural Soda


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This is another holiday flavored soda, that uses the tartness of cranberries, and the freshness of mint, to make a fruity soda the whole family will love. If you have a SodaStream, this is a wonderful alternative to their syrupy sweet flavors. Plus, this uses actual sugar and not some chemical recipe.

Mine is garnished with a sprig of fresh rosemary that I poked through two fresh cranberries. Isn’t it pretty? Next time, I will add a slice of lime on the side of the glass. NOM!

Cranberry Mint Natural Soda

2 Cups water

2 Cups white sugar

2 Cups fresh, whole cranberries

Combine in a sauce pan, over medium heat.

Heat and stir until sugar is dissolved and berries have become softened (about 5 minutes).

Remove from heat.

Add 6 teabags of peppermint tea to the  berry/sugar mixture.

Steep until syrup becomes a rich, red color and tastes minty enough (about 15 minutes)

Strain and press out as much of the sugar syrup as possible, by pouring through a mesh strainer and using the back of a large metal spoon to mash the berries gently against the strainer.

Use 1/4 cup per bottle of soda water made in a SodaStream, or to taste.

 

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One Response to Sweet and Sassy: Cranberry Mint Natural Soda

  1. Yummy! I will have to try that! Thanks for sharing!

    Lexi-stopping by from the crew

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