Watermelon Cucumber Basil Soda - DIY- Make-Your-Own Natural Soda
Serves: 4 servings
Recipe makes 1 cup concentrate, 4 cups of soda. To make 1 cup soda: combine ¼ cup concentrate, ¾ cup seltzer water, and 1 tsp simple syrup Watermelon Cucumber Basil Concentrate
  • ½ cup diced watermelon
  • ½ cup diced cucumber
  • 6-8 basil leaves
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 cup water
  1. Place all ingredients in a pitcher or large jar and smash them with the back of a wooden spoon to release juices.
  2. Add the water and stir.
  3. Let infuse in the fridge overnight, then strain.
  4. To make soda
  5. : combine ¼ cup concentrate with ¾ cup seltzer water and 1 tsp simple syrup (recipe below)
  6. Simple Syrup Ingredients:
  7. cup water
  8. cup sugar (organic, preferably); you can use honey if you prefer.
  9. Simmer the water and sugar, stirring occasionally until completely dissolved.  Let cool.
  10. Note: Start by adding a teaspoon of syrup to your natural soda and slowly add more, if needed.
  11. Each teaspoon simple syrup has approximately 15 calories and 4 grams of carbs (sugar).
Recipe by Nutrition Twins at https://nutritiontwins.com/watermelon-cucumber-basil-soda-diy-make-natural-soda/