Blueberry Vanilla Soda
1 qt. water
1 pt. fresh blueberries
1 vanilla bean (cut lengthwise)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup lime juice
In a large pot, bring the water to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce to a simmer and add blueberries and the vanilla bean. Simmer for 12 minutes, remove from heat, and strain through a cheesecloth. While the mixture is still warm, add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Place this mixture into the fridge for 12-24 hours to cool. Once cool, finish the soda base by adding the fresh lime juice.
To finish the soda, add 4-5 oz. of the soda base to a collins glass filled with ice. Top with soda water, stir, and enjoy.