Mix this fruit-infused syrup with sparkling water for a grown-up soda that can be far less sweet than store-bought sugar bombs.

Makes 1 cup


  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • Small bunch fresh thyme, about 4 to 5 sprigs
  • 1 cup sugar


Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 1 hour

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine raspberries, thyme, 1 cup water, and sugar and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool, then strain and pour into an airtight glass bottle. Store in the refrigerator up to a month.

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