Tip Tuesday: Soda Syrup Recipes (Make Your Own Soda and Drink It, Too!)

Tip Tuesday

Once upon a time, I received a SodaStream for Christmas.  I fell in love with the Natural Ginger Ale and Cola syrups.  But they were VERY cost-prohibitive.

So, being very interested in recipes, I decided to search out recipes for soda syrups.  And I found tons.  Whether you have a SodaStream, an old-fashioned soda siphon, or a cheap source of sparkling water or club soda (Kroger sells their Big K brand in 2 Liter sizes), this is a fun activity to try.

Did I mention that I probably have, at any time, pop/soda in my veins rather than blood?  That’s an addiction that I’m trying (desperately) to kick as it seems to be my main unhealthy vice.  I figure if I make my own syrups and sodas (and make them healthy), that I will slowly be able to wean myself away from the unhealthy parts.  Or at least that’s the excuse I’m giving myself today.

New York Times Cola Syrup Recipe  (I haven’t tried this one yet, but I’m dying to.  I bet it feels just like concocting a big brew in a big black cauldron.

Homemade Soda Recipes and Tips from Epicurious (This one has some interesting varieties plus tips to help you create your own concoction)

Lemon Verbena Syrup (from the Epicurious recipes)

Ginger Syrup (ditto…but one of many to try and tinker with)

Grenadine (aka Pomegranate Syrup…again Epicurious)

Sour Cherry Syrup (again Epicurious)

Homemade Soda Syrups Pinterest board by mycowtownlife

Homemade Rhubarb Soda from Sustainable Eats

Herbal Sodas from Martha Stewart

Grapefruit Soda Syrup from Martha Stewart (with links to Cream Soda Syrup and Quince Soda Syrup)

Homemade Sodas from Cherry Teacakes (Simple Syrup, Clementine and Pomegranate Soda, Lemon Basil Soda, and Strawberry Lime Soda)

Make Your Own Italian Soda from Savvy Housekeeping (In this case, strawberry soda)

Homemade Mango-Lime Syrup from Pitchfork Diaries

Lemon Verbena and Thyme Syrup from Pitchfork Diaries

Homemade Key Lime Syrup from Former Chef

Homemade Ginger Syrup from Former Chef

Cranberry Vanilla Bean Syrup from Former Chef (could be adapted to soda syrup)

Tummy Tamer Soda Syrup from Former Chef

Fizzy Bubbly Fresh:  10 Recipes for Homemade Soda from The Kitchn (lots of great options here)

Strawberry Soda Syrup from All Recipes

Lime Soda from Sunny Anderson

Cucumber, Mint, and Basil Soda from Bon Appetit

Lemongrass-Lime Leaf Soda from Bon Appetit (I guess you can find the lime leaves at an ethnic grocer)

Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil Soda from Bon Appetit

Spicy Ginger Soda from Bon Appetit

Homemade Soda Expert (tons of recipes here)

Homemade Sprite from Homemade Soda Expert

Homemade Mountain Dew from Homemade Soda Expert

Flavored Sparkling Water from The Yummy Life (with lots of syrup recipes)

Homemade Pear Italian Sodas from Food for My Family

Infused Simple Syrups from Sprinkle Bakes (some of these would make good sodas)

Raspberry Key Lime Italian Soda from Will Cook for Smiles

Summer Simple Syrup Three Ways from Frugal Foodie Mama

DIY Margarita Mix from Tide and Thyme

Grapefruit Soda from Jen’s Favorite Cookies

Honey Herb Soda from Not Without Salt

Pineapple Rosemary Ginger Soda from Women’s Health Magazine

Orange Honey Ginger Ale from Washington Post

DIY Orange Soda from Serious Eats

Soda Syrup Mixes from Kool-Aid Packets from The Vollmer Family

Wild Rose Simple Syrup from Don’t Eat the Paste

Cinnamon Vanilla Dandelion Syrup from Life’s a Lasagna

Sweet Cherry Syrup from The Kitchn

Violet Syrup from Life’s a Lasagna

DIY Flavored Syrups from Annie’s Eats

Homemade Soda Recipes from Brit+Co (Plus, how to make simple syrup in the microwave)

Blackberry Syrup with Rosemary and Vanilla from The Tomato Tart

Homemade Soda Syrups from Evermine Blog

25 Sodastream Recipes and Syrup Instructions from At Home With Cherise

Soda Syrups from Nellie Bellie (including cucumber syrup)

Italian Sodas from Sugar and Charm

Homemade Sodas from Sweet Paul Mag

Healthy Sipping Homemade Soda from New Latina

Basil Sodas from Eclectic Mom

Natural Soda Alternatives from Skinny Ms.

Fuji Apple Soda from Food and Wine

White Peach Lavender Soda from Emma Christensen

Citrus Mojito Soda from Lose Weight By Eating

Fresh Peach Soda from The Kitchn

Plum Rosemary Fizz from Casa Yellow

How to Make a Fruit Shrub Syrup from The Kitchn

Peach and Berry Shrub from Oh So Beautiful Paper

Plum and Ginger Cordial from Eat Boutique

Peach and Lemon Verbena Soda from Love and Olive Oil

Guilt-Free Fizz from Get Fit and Motivated

Soda Stream Diet Syrups from Life Hacks By Me

Flavored Simple Syrup from Lemon Tree Dwelling

Recipes Using Soda Water from Bar None Drinks

Fruit Cordial Recipes from Down to Earth

Homemade Cream Soda–using maple syrup! from Shaken Together Life

Carrot Caramel Soda from Bridal Guide

Orange Pineapple Syrup from Adeline and Lumiere

Soda Syrups Three Ways from Mother Earth News

Cherry Almond Syrup from The Flourishing Life

Pop Fizz Make Your Own Soda at Home from The Toledo Blade

Cherry Lime Soda Syrup from Oh, Hey, Jamie Bakes

Fruit Simple Syrups from This Heart of Mine

Fresh Fruit Syrups from Lemon Tart

Jam Soda from Brownie Points Blog

Soda Syrup forum from Craftster

Cucumber Mint Basil Soda from Pinterest

Homemade Nectar Syrup from 225Baton Rouge

Blackberry Sage Cooler from Scaling Back

Make Your Own Sodamix from Instructables

Celery Simple Syrup from My Recipes

Flavored Homemade Simple Syrup from Lark’s Country Heart

How to Make Flavored Syrup from Drink of the Week

Lemon Lavender Soda Syrup from Horrific Knits

Soda Syrup Boards on Pinterest

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