Cherry-mint soda



1 cup syrup

Cherry-mint soda

Cherry-mint soda.

A blend of soda, fresh cherries and mint, this cold, bubbly drink is perfect for hot summer days.


  • 3 cups cherries , pitted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  • COMBINE cherries with sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Gently boil, mashing cherries with a potato masher, until slightly syrupy, about 20 min. Remove from heat and strain into a jar. Cool completely, then stir in lemon juice. Stir into soda water with mint leaves to taste. Refrigerate syrup in a sealed jar for up to 1 week.

Tip: Don’t discard cherries! Stir 1 tbsp white vinegar and 2 tsp finely chopped chilies in adobo into mashed cherries for a sweet and spicy cherry jam. Serve on burgers.