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Springtime sodas at Terzo Piano, one sixtyblue and Balsan

Your first taste of the season? It's sweet and it bubbles.

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsBlackberry-ginger-lime soda at one sixtyblue (1400 W Randolph St, 312-850-0303)
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsCarrot-caramel soda at Terzo Piano (159 E Monroe St, Art Institute of Chicago, 312-443-8650)
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsSpiced pomegranate soda at Balsan (11 E Walton St, 312-646-1400)
By David Tamarkin |

Berries, carrots and every other flavor of spring and summer are still weeks away from being found on farmers’ market tables (we know, we can’t stand it either). But restaurants are offering hints of spring in liquid form, distilling these flavors into housemade sodas. These drinks are cold, sweet and zesty. But more important, when you sip one (or merely have a peek at one in the slide show above), spring doesn’t feel so far off.

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