Grilled Peach + Rosemary Soda

Sometimes you just need a fresh, sweet drink. This Grilled Peach and Rosemary Soda hits the mark as it’s the perfect combination of a fancy yet easy-going drink.

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So homemade soda - is this something that you guys are into? I personally love it, it’s such a great alternative to traditional soda plus you can do so many good combos. I think my love of this all started back many many years ago when I would order fruit coolers at Earls. Now if you haven’t ever ordered one and you frequent Earls you must get on your next visit. It’s basically a fruit puree with either 7-up or Sprite, and it’s so good.

This Grilled Peach + Rosemary Soda is a grown-up version of the fruit cooler. The sweet caramelization of the peaches and the piney earthiness of the rosemary gives you a sophisticated flavour combination that is hard to beat.

One thing that I love to have on hand is simple syrup, and while plain simple syrup is a bit more versatile than rosemary, rosemary simple syrup also gives you so many options. I mean seriously, how good does strawberry rosemary or mango rosemary sound? Plus, if plain soda isn’t your thing you could always make a more adult version with vodka.

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prep time 5 minutes

cook time 15 minutes

total time 20 minutes

servings 2

Ingredients

1 peach sliced

1 oz rosemary simple syrup

soda water

2 sprig of rosemary

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup white sugar

Instructions

In a small saucepan combine rosemary, water and sugar and bring to a boil. Lower temperature and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

In a grill pan add in slices of peaches and grill for 2-3 minutes per side or until peaches are soft and have nice grill marks. Divide peaches between each glass then add in 1 oz of the rosemary simple syrup. Muddle until peaches are broken down then top with soda water and ice - garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

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