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Berry-Lemon Sparklers

June 2008
Berry-Lemon Sparklers

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Serve homemade soda with juicy summer berries. Tart, fresh raspberries add just the right kick.

Makes: 8 servings

Prep: 10 mins

  • 1 1/2 pints raspberries or blackberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups lemon juice (from 8 lemons)
  • Ice
  • Seltzer
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish
  1. In a medium bowl, mash the 1 1/2 pints berries with the sugar; let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup water, then strain into a large pitcher, pressing with a spoon to extract any juice. Stir in the lemon juice and 2 1/2 cups more water.
  2. Fill 8 pint glasses halfway with ice. Pour about 3/4 cup berry-lemon mixture into each glass, top with a splash of seltzer and stir to combine. Garnish with berries and a mint sprig.