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This strawberry soda is full of berry flavor! This refreshing drink is even more delicious when it’s homemade.

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When it comes to strawberry soda, there are loads of brands you can find at the store. But why not try it homemade? This Strawberry Soda is sweetly refreshing, pairing a spray of bubbles with the sweet berry flavor of homemade strawberry syrup. It’s essentially the mocktail variation on this strawberry vodka cocktail, making it the perfect non-alcoholic option to serve alongside. Here’s how to make this tasty drink!

Want a healthy version? Try Strawberry Water topped off with sparkling water!

What you need for strawberry soda

Homemade strawberry soda is easy to whip up at home: a berry syrup makes the “strawberry” and club soda makes the “soda.” Here’s what you need to have on hand to make each part:

  • Strawberries
  • Sugar
  • Club soda
  • Lemon
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Tips for making homemade strawberry syrup

The only part of strawberry soda that takes time? Making the homemade strawberry syrup. You can substitute purchased syrup in a pinch, but it’s not nearly as tasty as the brilliant berry flavor of homemade. Plus, it’s more fun to make your own! Here’s what to know about homemade syrup:

  • The process takes about 15 minutes. You’ll simply cook down berries with sugar, then strain them through a fine mesh sieve.
  • You can use it right away. Don’t want to wait for it to cool? That’s ok! Since you’re serving your drink with ice, you can use the syrup before it cools down.
  • Or, make it in advance! The easiest way to assemble this drink is to make the syrup in advance.

Strawberry soda: build it in the glass!

This strawberry soda is easy to mix up in the serving glass. In fact, we recommend this versus a pitcher. Why? The club soda can go flat if it sits out in a pitcher for too long. To ensure you’ve got the most bubbles, build the drink right in the glass! Here’s how to do it:

  • Mix the syrup with a little soda water. This helps the syrup to dissolve.
  • Add the remaining soda water and a squeeze of lemon. Mix it a little with a straw to get it to combine.
  • Add ice and garnish with lemon wedges. Add a cute straw, if you like!
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Step it up with clear ice

The best way to step up strawberry soda? Make a batch of clear ice! Clear ice is crystal clear ice that you can cut into organic shapes. It makes a stunning drink that looks like one you’d get in a fancy bar. It takes just 24 hours to make in a small cooler. Here’s how to make clear ice!

More strawberry drinks

We’ve got lots more strawberry flavored drinks where these come from! Here are a few of our top ways to mix this summer berry into beverages:

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Strawberry soda

Strawberry Soda


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

Description

This strawberry soda is full of berry flavor! This refreshing drink is even more delicious when it’s homemade.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Make the strawberry syrup.
  2. In a highball glass, stir the strawberry syrup with 1 ounce soda water. Add ice to the glass.
  3. Add the remaining soda water and a squeeze of lemon juice, and stir gently with a straw until combined. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, if desired.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!