Re:Orange-Aid? Strawberry-Ade? Watermelon kinda drink? Howdja make 'em?
I decided to try a black raspberry drink. I had raspberries in the fridge for a week, and needed to use them. So far I made a sugar syrup and a black raspberry syrup. I'll mix them with club soda this afternoon to see how they come out.
For sugar syrups, I saw various recipes. One part water to one poart sugar, two parts water to one part sugar, three parts water to one part sugar and tewo parts sugar to one part water. What? I guess it depends on how sweet you want it, and how thick you want it. I did two parts water to one part sugar, put it over heat and stirred until all the sugar crystals dissolved and the mixture was clear. I brushed down the sides of the pan to make sure everything was dissolved.
I then cleaned the berries and popped them in a blender and hit liquify. I put that mixture through a sieve so I'd only have liquid. I'll try to figure out ratios of berry syrup, sugar syrup and club soda later on. Fingers crossed!
(the carbonation techniques look cool! I'll have to try them as well)