Pear Ginger Soda

This sweet soda draws on flavors both adults and kids will love!

by Dani Yokhna
Pear Ginger Syrup - Photo by Rachael Brugger (
Photo by Rachael Brugger

The maple syrup-infused pear pieces strained from the syrup are perfect for serving on vanilla ice cream.

Yield: approximately 2 cups syrup

Syrup Ingredients

  • 2 large pears, thinly sliced (Anjou pears work well.)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger powder or 1/2 T. fresh grated ginger

Syrup Preparation
In medium saucepan over low heat, stir together pears, water, maple syrup and ginger. Cook until pears soften, about 30 minutes.

Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature. Strain liquid and save fruit for another use. Refrigerate in sealed, airtight container for up to 1 week.

Soda Preparation
Add 2 to 3 tablespoons syrup to 1 cup seltzer, and mix thoroughly. Add ice.

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