Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Butter Beer! aka Butterscotch Soda

butterbeer recipe from cherryteacakes.com
When it comes to store bough candy I don't care for many of them. For most candy bars the chocolate coatings tastes like wax, and the fillings are so processed  I cringe when I look at the labels. For all my food prejudices, caramels never take a bullet. No matter what they are made of I love them dearly. Part of it, I'm sure, must be a bit of childhood nostalgia for Werther's Originals. I love them then, and can't seem to kick the habit now.

I've been doing some recipe creation for an online bridal magazine and they requested an attempt at a butter yellow soda. To be closer to butter yellow I could have used other candies, but when I heard butter I thought of butterscotch, and then caramels and of course that meant walking to the CVS next to my office to buy a band of cheap candy. Darn you, nostalgia, you will be the death of my diet.

That poor little bag of caramel didn't know what was coming. The full bag made it's way into a food processor, and was ground into a fine powder, then thrown into boiling water to make a delicious butter caramel syrup. (Frankly, I think this would make a good harry potter butterbeer as well).

The end result is a soda that tastes just like the candies...which I consider a great thing! I don't mind saying I kicked a few back, and the reason that bottle up there is alone, and only half full is that I didn't want to stop drinking the soda long enough to photograph it. I really love my caramels.

I hope you enjoy this soda. I'm on vacation this week in California. Hooray! Ten day trip full of good friends and good food! I've stocked up a few recipes to post while I'm gone. I may be on vacation but I'm a still a food addict.

Cheers! (and fake butterbeers!)

Caramel Soda

1 cup caramel hard candies, ground into a powder (not one cup of powder)
1 cup water
club soda

Boil together the water and hard candy powder for a few minutes until just combined into a syrup. Allow to cool, stir frequently.

Add one part caramel syrup to two parts club soda. You may have to shake a wee bit to combine.

Enjoy!

24 comments:

  1. you are always surprising me with "exotic" recipes.But this one is the top of the toP!!! uhmmm mouthwatering

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  2. amazing...I need to try this!

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  3. Wow, this soda sounds truly awesome! And I'm definitely making it.

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  4. This drink sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Mmmmm caramel soda is magic to my ears. I love caramel in all forms too and this looks amazing! Yum!

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  6. This post has me intrigued! I am going to have to try it. The soda sounds delicious. Gorgeous photo as well.

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  7. You know, I've never been much of a soda drinker. But when I saw this, I got really excited. So unique, and the nerd in me will say it's the perfect timing for the final Harry Potter...

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  8. This sound amazing and I love, love, love the bottle & straws. I want to live in that picture!!

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  9. The first thing I thought of when I saw "caramel soda" was Butterbeer. Must try this. Your photography is gorgeous by the way. You have a talent.

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  10. Just these days I'm lookinf forward a recipe for ther premier lol, perfect drink for a perfect movie :)

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  11. This sounds so good, I'm going to have to try it, thanks for the inspiration :o) Have fun in CA!

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  12. Just the beverage for caramel junkies like me.

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  13. This is such a fantastic idea!!!! I LOVE caramels and I remember those Werther's Originals commercials with the kid and his grandpa. I was always so jealous of that kid and his everlasting supply of candy.

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  14. So cool! I love this idea. Definite buzz!

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  15. Oh, I can't wait to try this. It sounds amazing!!! Have a great vacation!

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  16. So simple and clever! Buzzed it!

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  17. Your pics are fabulous! I love the straws. =) How super creative to turn those candies into a powder- sounds delish.

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  18. I just love this photo. I tend to use seltzer water, but I am always making my own soda at home so I can adjust the taste. I will have to grab some caramels to try this. One of my decadent favorites is a little caramel syrup, a little chocolate syrup, seltzer water, and a small splash of half and half - this makes a drink that tastes just like a Milky Way candy.

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  19. Congratulations on making Food Buzz's Top 9 today with this recipe - it is SO creative!

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  20. OMG Caramel Soda! this super creative :) Saw your post in Top 9.. congrats!! Love love the photo.

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  21. What a delicious way to rot my teeth off! haha j/k
    Beautiful presentation and so creative. Hats off!

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  22. OMG - Just made this tastes absolutely fantastic and so easy to make! Had it as a warm version of butterbeer for a Harry Potter party - amazing! Thanks for the recipe

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