A few months ago, I stumbled on the idea of making soda at home. I was surprised how incredibly easy it was and I've made this a couple times now. It's a huge treat for my boys, since we rarely have sugary drinks in the house. I don't mind spending a few moments squeezing fresh juices, because I am so much happier with this soda's ingredient list.
Homemade Grapefruit Soda
2 cups sparkling mineral water, I used a store-brand generic water - it worked great
3/4 cup simple syrup - recipe here, I keep a jar of this in the fridge. It lasts forever and it's ready and cold when you want it
1/4 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, plus more to taste if desired - this was slightly more than half the juice from a huge pink grapefruit
Squeeze the fruit and set aside the juice. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir to combine. Pour over ice and serve immediately. Enjoy!