Today’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day is a cool treat for the taste buds. Zoe Singer tells us how to make green apple soda, a not-so-classic take on that whole apples and honey thing. Remember, the first night of Rosh Hashanah is September 16th.
Recipe for Green Apple Soda:
If you have a juicer, simply juice the apple and add the remaining ingredients. Otherwise, you’ll need cheesecloth to strain the juice.
Tip: If you need to make this soda truly green for some reason—say, you’ve inadvertently given your toddler unrealistic expectations—a drop each of blue and yellow food coloring will do for the whole batch.
Makes 4 sodas
1 large Granny Smith apple, cored
3 tablespoons honey, or to taste
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
1 liter seltzer
Apple slices, for garnish (optional)
1. In a food processor, puree the apple, honey, lemon juice and water. To strain, squeeze through several layers of cheese cloth into a bowl (you should end up with about a cup of apple juice).
2. For each soda, fill a glass with seltzer and ice and stir in about ¼ cup of the apple mixture. Sweeten with additional honey if desired.
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