I hope you all slept in today, maybe had some brunch and were all around lazy (doesn’t that sound nice, how to my Sunday’s never turn out like that?)
After your brunch, while you’re winding down you should think about making this syrup. It’s natural sweetened with some pure maple syrup and it’s simple. All you have to do is throw the four (yes only FOUR) ingredients into a sauce pan and let them boil away. Then, when all is said in done you add the syrup to some sparkling water and
vodka ice and tada you have a fabulous drink!
To make it even more fancy I would suggest that you drink out of a mason jar, cause that just makes you look super cool, and well it just is cool!
So here we go, kick up your feet and make some syrup/homemade soda!
Raspberry Maple Syrup
adapted from Joy the Baker
1 carton fresh raspberries (or about 2 cups frozen)
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional)
1 cup water
Start out with a medium sauce pan. (This is going to get really complicated, are you ready?)
Add the raspberries, maple syrup, salt and water into the sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
See, we’re off to a good start, looks innocent enough
Allow to simmer for about 2o minutes or until liquid has slightly thickened.
It’ll look something like this
Now you’ll need a sieve and another bowl. Pour the syrup into the sieve and push all of the delicious liquid out of it!
Once you have the liquid strained, allow it to a cool for a bit. Now pour a little bit over ice.
Things are looking good
Now add some
vodka sparkling water and tada, you are super fancy! (Especially considering that you are drinking out of a mason jar, that just takes fancy over the top!)
Also, if you are wondering what to do with this…
That’s easy! Make a face mask! Take 1/4 cup of the leftovers and mix with 1/4 cup of honey and oatmeal in a blender or food processor and smear across your face, your skin will thank you!