A few months ago I went out and bought myself a soda maker.
I was getting really tired of shlepping heavy bottles and cans of soda water home.
Not that I have to walk that far, as the grocery store is downstairs in my building.
I also wanted to make the carbon footprint a bit smaller, think about the bottles of fancy bubbly water that gets flown in from all over the world. Kinda crazy.
So I got the soda maker and started making sirups for it.
Its really great, the tastes are clean, fresh and no nasty ingredients.
I think this simple strawberry syrup is my favorite, and its great to make now since the strawberries are in season.
Makes about 20 glasses
3 lb strawberries, trimmed and hulled
4 tablespoons white vinegar
2 cups sugar
Place the strawberries in a blender and pulse until smooth.
Add vinegar and mix well.
Pour into a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl and let drain.
Stir so that you get all the juice from the berries.
Transfer juice to a medium pot and add sugar.
Stir and bring to a boil.
Let me mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
Cool and mix with soda water and ice.
Keeps, chilled for 1 week.
Photo by Alexandra Grablewski