Alton Brown's Blueberry Soda from Good Eats (Food Network)

READY IN: 17mins




  • Place the blueberries and the water into a medium saucepan, set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the mixture into a colander lined with cheesecloth that is set in a large bowl.
  • Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  • Gather up the edges of the cheesecloth and squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible.
  • Discard the skin and pulp.
  • Return the blueberry juice to the saucepan along with the sugar and lime juice.
  • Place over medium high heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and transfer to a heatproof glass container and place in the refrigerator, uncovered, until completely cooled.
  • Before Serving: Combine 1/4 cup of the liquid with 8-ounces of carbonated water and serve over ice.