Maple Syrup Refresher

I shared a photo and recipe on Facebook earlier today from Easy to Avoid for a fizzy drink made with maple syrup and ascorbic acid.  When we got home this afternoon after visiting my gorgeous new niece we were all in need of an icy cold drink, so I thought I would try it out.  I didn’t have any ascorbic acid so I used tartaric acid (half for Oscar as he doesn’t like tangy flavours) and added some pear syrup as well.  It was a big hit with both of us, so since we are in the middle of heatwave I thought I’d share it straight away and let you all try it for yourself.  I really like the tangy version and I think I could add a shot of vodka to it as well.


Maple Syrup Refresher

Serves 1
Prep time 2 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates, Wheat
Suitable for Dairy / Lactose Free, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe
Meal type Drink
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
A refreshing low chemical / low salicylate fizzy drink.


  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon tarttaric acid (adjust to suit taste)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons syrup from pears in syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Mineral or Soda Water


1. Combine the tartaric acid, maple syrup and pear juice in the bottom of a tall glass.
2. Add the ice and pour over the mineral or soda water.
3. Enjoy!


Low Chemical / FAILSAFE

A 1/4 teaspoon of the tartaric is probably enough for kids, but if you like a bit of a tang use 1/2 teaspoon.

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