Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez
Active Time
14 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 14 Mins
Serves 12

Trade booze or sugary sodas for refreshing homemade soda. There's no shame in delighting in something bubbly and sweet from time to time, but many sugar-laden sodas and cocktail mixers pack in unnecessary sugar grams and calories. This Celery Soda (one of our three healthy sodas) delivers bold flavors and fizzy refreshment with a fraction of the sugar in store-bought soda and mixers. And you won't even need special equipment. Just mix the syrup with seltzer water.

How to Make It

Combine sugar; water; celery seed; chopped celery; and the rind, peeled in strips, of lemon in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; steep 1 hour. Strain syrup; discard solids. Cool completely. Stir 4 tsp. syrup into 1 cup (or more, depending on desired flavor) seltzer water. Store syrup chilled up to 2 weeks.

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