Strawberry Soda

Being a Foodbuzz Tastemaker has been a lot of fun for me. Through the partnership with them, I was able to host a Boston Cupcake Crawl and enjoyed participating in the Foodbuzz Project Food Blog last year. From time to time, they offer us the option to try out various products. When I saw the email about this Tervis Tumbler, I knew I needed to sign up.

You see, Hubby and I both drink a LOT of water. It’s basically the only thing that we have to drink in the house. Except for alcohol, obviously. I’m kind of picky about my water. It has to be cold. Really really cold. And I have to have a straw. This insulated tumbler is awesome at keeping my water cold. It also gave me an opportunity to post a tasty PINK beverage! We both enjoyed this fruity strawberry soda as a treat after dinner instead of dessert.

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Strawberry Soda

Ingredients:

For strawberry syrup:
1/2 lb strawberries, trimmed and hulled
2 tsp white vinegar
5 Tbsp sugar

For the strawberry soda:
seltzer
strawberry syrup (2 1/2 Tbsp for every 12 oz of seltzer)
ice

Directions:

Make the strawberry syrup:
Place strawberries in blender and pulse until smooth. Add vinegar and mix well.

Pour through a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and let drain. Press liquid through to get all the juice from the berries. Discard the pulp.

Transfer juice to a medium pot and add sugar. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and store in fridge. Yields 2/3 cup of syrup.

Make the strawberry soda:
For a 12 oz soda, pour 4 oz of seltzer into a glass. Add 2 1/2 Tbsp of strawberry syrup and stir until combined. Add remaining 8 oz of seltzer and stir. Top off with ice.

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10 Responses to “Strawberry Cobbler”

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    Stephanie — May 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I don’t eat strawberries but Alex does so I am looking forward to all the great recipes you’ll be sharing with us this week!

    Btw, I gave you a blog award ๐Ÿ™‚

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    We Are Not Martha — June 1, 2010 at 2:20 am

    This looks like the perfect little summer dessert ๐Ÿ™‚ I, too, am happy just popping strawberries in my mouth, but always welcome a more desserty type option. I love your little dessert cups, too!

    Sues

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    kelly — June 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THESE, THE LOOK WONDERFUL!

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    Elina — June 1, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I love love love strawberries and love your idea of doing a whole week of recipes featuring them. I must stop by the farmers market on Friday to pick some up!

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    yumventures — June 1, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    I LOVE individually sized desserts! And strawberries! Looks amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Carrie — June 3, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    My husband goes Strawberry picking every year and my mom makes him Jam, I think I might have to make these for him this year too.

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    alexandjess — June 21, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I hate to be negative, but this recipe was a little disappointing for me.
    I loved! the cobbler topping. But the filling was way too sweet. It was like eating strawberry jam straight from the jar. And I even cut the sugar down to 1/3 cup and used about 3 cups of strawberries.
    Thanks so much for sharing it though. I look forward to trying the cobbler topping with other fruit fillings.

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    Jen — June 29, 2010 at 2:19 am

    alexandjess – sorry to hear you didn’t like the fruit filling in this recipe. I wasn’t using the ripest berries when I made it. Maybe that’s why it was too sweet for you? Bummer either way ๐Ÿ™

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    Memรณria — July 4, 2010 at 4:45 am

    What a beautiful cobbler! The filling looks pretty and bright.

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    Sophia — July 6, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Fall Cobbler Recipe Contest! It looks delicious!

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