In honor of the warmer season, why not revisit the time when a bottle of cola was a celebration of youth, grass-stained knees and diner counters? To scratch that itch, we crafted a soda laced with apricot nectar, lifted with fresh mint and sweetened with honey.
Consider our apricot soda recipe an excuse to revisit those summer afternoons when nothing but the bubbles from a soda pop would do. Add a few dashes of your preferred spirit and you have a tipple worthy of any punch bowl.
Written By: Ashley Schleeper
Styling Assistant: Hannah Schmitz
2 cups apricot juice or nectar
½ cup honey simple syrup*
2 cups seltzer
1 cup mint leaves, loosely packed
In a large pitcher, combine the apricot juice and honey simple syrup. Add the seltzer and mint leaves. Stir until well blended. Serve immediately over ice.
*Honey Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
½ cup honey
In a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar and, honey to a boil. Stir continuously, until the sugar and honey are completely dissolved. Remove from heat, set aside and let cool to room temperature.