Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Recipe Wednesday

Haven't done much of anything the past few days.  Jim worked over the weekend and Monday and Tuesday.  And when he was home he did chores around here.  He's off for a few days and so far no plans...

This is the pin that Sonsearae brought to me.  I love frogs and jewelry so it's perfect!  It's enamel on silver and did you know my favorite color is green?

Today's recipe is a refreshing summer drink!  I've not tried it but it looks simple enough to make.

Making your own soda can be easy.  The concept is simple syrup and carbonated water combining into bubbling bliss.  We have a soda stream and Jim makes his own sodas. The colder this bubbling beverage is served in summer, the more refreshing and sought after it is.  So, make a bottle of syrup, keep a bottle of well chilled sparkling water or club soda on hand and get ready to open your own soda station

Homemade Orange Soda

4 oranges juiced to make 2 cups
zest from 4 oranges
zest from 1 lime
2/3 cups honey or 1 cup sugar

Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and stir to combine.  Bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by 1/3, stirring frequently.
Allow mixture to cool slightly.  Strain the syrup through a cheesecloth to remove any large pieces of zest and pulp. Place in a bottle and keep refrigerated.

To enjoy orange soda, mix 1 part syrup with approximately 3 parts sparkling water or club soda depending on your personal preference.  Serve over ice.

recipe from Simple Bites

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