RECIPE: Blackberry + Pineapple Sage Soda

RECIPE: Blackberry + Pineapple Sage Soda #drink #summer
I’m still hooked on summer blackberries this week, and as much as I may want to, I cannot live off of pie alone. I decided use some of the leftover berries to make my own syrup so that I could enjoy a refreshing homemade blackberry soda! And because I have an abundance of pineapple sage in my garden, I couldn’t resist adding some into this recipe for a slightly herbal flavor.

RECIPE: Blackberry + Pineapple Sage Soda #drink #summer

 

Blackberry + Pineapple Sage Soda
 
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This recipe was adapted from The Kitchn
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • ½ cup of honey
  • ½ cup of water
  • 6-10 fresh pineapple sage leaves
  • 1 pound fresh blackberries
  • Ice
  • Sparkling water
  • Extra blackberries and sage leaves for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine the honey and the water in a saucepan over medium heat. Give it a stir as it begins to heat up. Once it reaches the point just before boiling, shut off the burner and remove the mixture from the heat.
  2. Add the whole sage leaves and the blackberries to the hot honey mixture and stir. Allow the berries to macerate in the honey syrup until the mixture has cooled significantly and the berries have broken down a bit.
  3. Using an immersion blender (or a normal blender or food processor), blend the entire mixture (including the sage leaves) on high until it is well combined and looks uniform in color and texture. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the blackberry seeds. You should have about 2 cups of smooth, thick syrup.
  4. To make the sodas, fill a cup with ice and add some of the blackberry and sage syrup to taste (I tend to like my soda on the sweeter side, so I use about ¼ cup. But a few tablespoons would be perfect for a milder flavor soda).
  5. Top with sparkling water, stir, and garnish with extra blackberries and a few pineapple sage leaves.

RECIPE: Blackberry + Pineapple Sage Soda #drink #summer