In my efforts to quit drinking “Swill” (diet pepsi) as Maine Man calls it I have been doing a fair share of experimenting with beverages. It has taken me a year to get off the crap as I have slowly weaned myself. I sound like a crack addict, hell I even had withdrawal symptoms. Besides water, 1 cup a coffee a day and the occasional frosty, adult beverage there is not much else I care to drink on a regular basis. I miss the carbonation so for a special treat I made some blueberry simple syrup as pictured above. The recipe is here if your interested. Fill your glass with sparkling water then add a splash of simple syrup . It is quite concentrated, so it does not require much.
Another recipe that is easy to make is this basic recipe:
In a small saucepan add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of organic cane juice (or sugar), add rinds of citrus. I have used lime, orange, and lemons for the most part. Sometimes just using one fruit and other times in combination. Squeeze a couple of your desired fruit (lemons…etc) into the mixture. Heat until sugar is dissolved, let cool then refrigerate. I am not for sure of the shelf life of the simple syrup but I would guess 1-2 weeks.