Thursday, July 4, 2013

Kiwi Lime Soda

Pair the tutti-frutti grapey sweetness of ripe kiwi with the fragrant acidity of freshly squeezed lime juice and you have a natural soda that is perfectly balanced. The only challenge is leaching the juice from the pulpy fruit. That’s easily accomplished by heating the mashed kiwi with sugar. Because sugar is hydroscopic (water-attracting), it leaches the juice from the kiwi without any squeezing or purรฉeing.
Photograph by I, Luc Viatour.

Kiwi Lime Syrup

4 ripe kiwis, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 cup sugar
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
Enough for 3 servings

Directions: Mash the kiwis and sugar in a small saucepan with a vegetable masher. Warm over low heat, stirring often, until the sugar dissolves and the kiwis have released their liquid. Bring to a boil, and then remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Stir in the lime juice; strain. You should have about 1½ cups syrup.

The syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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To mix with seltzer
½ cup kiwi lime syrup
1 cup seltzer
1 serving

Directions: Pour the syrup into a tall glass. Add the seltzer and stir just until blended. Add ice and serve.

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To carbonate with a siphon
2½ cups water
1 batch kiwi lime syrup
3 servings

Directions: Combine the water and syrup in a 1-quart soda siphon. Charge with CO2 according to the manufacturer’s directions. Siphon-charged sodas can be stored in the siphon in a refrigerator for up to 5 days. Disperse as desired into tall glasses filled with ice, and serve.

Excerpted from Homemade Soda © 2011 by Andrew Schloss. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

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