Blueberry Cinnamon Soda


This quick and simple drink recipe was taken from the book Homemade Soda: 200 Recipes by Andrew Schloss.  He really has some yummy ideas for carbonated drinks—I feel like trying them all!  Now that we are getting to the warmer weather, it would be fun to try the different combinations of original flavors mixed with some pop.

Blueberry Cinnamon Soda

You will need:
-1 pint of blueberries
-1/4 cup red wine or unsweetened purple grape juice
-1 cup sugar
-1 cinnamon stick, broken into small pieces
-2/3 cup seltzer

Mash berries, wine, and sugar in a small saucepan with a vegetable masher; stir in the cinnamon.  Warm over low heat, stirring often, until the sugar dissolves and the blueberries have released their liquid.  Bring to a boil, and then remove from the heat, let cool to room temperature, and strain.  You should have about 2 cups of syrup.

The syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  To make one serving, pour 2/3 cup of the blueberry syrup into a tall glass.  Add the seltzer and stir just until blended.  Add ice and serve.

This is a great refreshing drink for an afternoon break or to have with your BBQ meal!  Cheers  🙂

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