Wow Watermelon Soda
"Exotic soda flavors are soaring in popularity, but many of them are filled with unhealthy artificial ingredients and high fructose corn syrup. Why not try making a homemade watermelon soda that the whole family will love?" - Cheryl Tallman
5 cups seeded and chopped watermelon
5 to 6 tablespoons superfine sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups of sparkling water or club soda
- Purée the watermelon in a blender or a food processor. Pour the watermelon purée into a fine strainer set over a bowl. Let it stand for 20 minutes until the juice has drained through. Stir the watermelon gently one or twice, but do not press the purée or the syrup will be cloudy. This will yield about 2 cups of watermelon juice.
- Stir the superfine sugar, lime juice and salt into the watermelon juice until dissolved.
- To serve, pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup watermelon syrup with 1/2 cup sparkling water in a glass. Top with ice and enjoy!
Makes 5 to 8 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of Cheryl Tallman, co-founder of Fresh Baby (www.FreshBaby.com).