Rhubarb Soda Recipe

Rhubarb Soda Recipe
You need an expensive, as-seen-on-tv soda maker to make your own soda, correct? Wrong! Making different flavors of fruit soda is actually really easy to do at home, without any sort of fancy gadget. I chose rhubarb for this recipe, because it is a beautiful pink color and happens to be in season, but try substituting other fruits such as strawberries or black cherries instead!

Ingredients:

1 pound rhubarb (approximately 8-10 stalks)
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 quart Seltzer Water
Ice

Start by scrubbing the rhubarb stalks. Chop the cleaned stalks into small pieces, roughly 1″ in size. Place the rhubarb pieces, water, and sugar into a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and let cook for 30 minutes. Set the pan aside for mixture to cool and thicken. When it has cooled completely, pour the syrup into a fine-mesh sieve with a bowl underneath it. Let the mixture drain for approximately one hour, or until the liquid has separated from the rhubarb pulp. Store strained syrup in a mason jar in the refrigerator.

Draining Rhubarb | Rhubarb Soda Recipe

To make the soda itself, put 3 tablespoons of the cooled syrup into the bottom of a glass. Top with 1 cup of seltzer water and mix well to combine. Add ice to the glass. Enjoy!

Rhubarb Soda | Rhubarb Soda Recipe

Now that you’ve made all this sweet syrup, what do you with it other than making pop? Here are some more ideas:

  • Drizzle some over vanilla ice cream for a delicious sundae
  • Mix some vodka into the seltzer for a refreshing cocktail
  • Pour a little into a fluted glass¬†and top with champagne for a fun bellini
  • Top pancakes with it for a new breakfast twist
  • Mix with a little balsamic vinegar and brush onto grilled chicken for a savory glaze

Rhubarb Soda Cocktail | Rhubarb Soda Recipe
What other fruit and soda combos would you like to try? Let me know in the comments below!

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Caroline

Rhubarb Soda Recipe
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound rhubarb (approximately 8-10 stalks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 quart Seltzer Water
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. Start by scrubbing the rhubarb stalks.
  2. Chop the stalks into small pieces, roughly 1" in size.
  3. Place the rhubarb pieces, water, and sugar into a medium saucepan.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and let cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Set the pan aside for mixture to cool and thicken.
  6. When it has cooled completely, pour the syrup into a fine-mesh sieve with a bowl underneath it.
  7. Let the mixture drain for approximately one hour, or until the liquid has separated from the rhubarb pulp.
  8. Store strained syrup in a mason jar in the refrigerator.
  9. To make the soda itself, put 3 tablespoons of the cooled syrup into the bottom of a glass.
  10. Top with 1 cup of seltzer water and mix well to combine.
  11. Add ice to the glass.