Did you know that you can make your own homemade blackberry soda? Many people have tried to make their own homemade rootbeer or other, more common soda types, but this unique flavor is one that you can't often find even in bottles or cans. Homemade blackberry soda is a unique flavor, but it's actually not much different than making other flavors of soda. You can make blackberry soda using the same method of making other homemade sodas, with yeast, or use unflavored soda water to make your own blackberry soda, which is much easier. Here's how to make a homemade blackberry soda:
Ingredients and supplies:
- 3/4lb frozen or fresh blackberries, or blackberry juice
- 1 1/2 cups table sugar
- Several glasses full of ice
- Soda water
- Cheesecloth and saucepan (if using solid blackberries)
- Large spoon
- Make blackberry syrup. If you are not using blackberry juice, you'll want to turn your frozen or fresh berries into a liquid (blackberry syrup) before adding them to the soda. Bring the berries and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, simmering until the solid berries are cooked down. Then mash them using the back of a large spoon. Use a piece of cheesecloth to remove the solids that are left, so that you just have the liquid syrup left in the pan. Do not boil for too long or it may change the flavor. If using blackberry juice, just heat it to the point that the sugar will dissolve.
- Mix the soda. Now, mix the soda water, which is unflavored but carbonated, with a few tablespoons of the blackberry syrup for each glass. The blackberry syrup can be kept in the refrigerator for a couple of days, so you don't have to use it all at once. If the soda is too weak, add another spoonful of syrup. Stir well so that the blackberry flavoring is even throughout the soda mixture. Pour into a glass full of ice.
- Enjoy! Garnish the top of each glass with a few fresh blackberries, if you'd like. Enjoy! This soda tastes just like fresh blackberries.
Blackberries are a great source of antioxidants, making this soda both delicious and somewhat healthy. This unique soda is easy to make at home, and the perfect treat for anyone who loves blackberries. If you have blackberries growing in your yard, this can be a unique way to use them up rather than making dozens of pies or cobblers. It may take a little experimentation to determine exactly how much sugar to add, depending on your tastes and the amount of natural sweetness in the berries.