Saturday, October 8, 2011

Homemade Grapefruit Soda



Homemade Grapefruit Soda recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Sweet and sparkling soda with a tangy and distinctly grapefruit flavor, this was a refreshing drink that both of my older boys were thrilled to have with their lunch. I'll admit that, with this combination, I was hoping for a drink that tasted like Fresca. This soda tastes nothing like Fresca, but it was delicious nonetheless.

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
(printable recipe)

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!

Homemade Grapefruit Soda recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

16 comments:

  1. Grapefruit is for sure my most favorite citrus fruit and I can't wait to try this! It seems like it's so refreshing!

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  2. wow...lipsmacking n refreshing drink..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  3. Love grapefruit and this sound amazing! gloria

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  4. I love this idea! What a great way to have a soda that's not packed with chemicals.

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  5. I never thought of making grapefruit soda. I do make my own cream soda.

    I am going out and try the grapefruit soda right now. Thanks for the idea.

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  6. Sounds so refreshing - great idea - I'm going to make the syrup so it's ready to go - thanks!
    Mary x

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  7. Looks so refreshing! It's making me thirsty!

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  8. We don't do sugary drinks here, either. So when we have diet cranberry ginger ale at Thanksgiving and Christmas, the boys are ecstatic to have a glass.

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  9. I love this recipe. I've never made soda at home but I don't drink alcoholic drink much so it's nice to have different drinks option for non alcoholic like me. Such a refreshing taste - I'll be making this sometime soon!

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  10. Ohhh I can't wait to give this a try!! I don't do soda/pop but I love club soda with a lime :) This will be a nice change!

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  11. I have never made soda a home. Sounds really tasty. I love grapefruit, so I bet I would love this recipe

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  12. We have a no soda rule in the house so I think this would be such a big treat for the kids if I made it. Grapefruit sounds sooooo good as well!

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  13. So neat! I had no idea I could make a "healthier" version of soda so we just never drink it - I'll have to try this, as grapefruit is a huge favourite around here right now!

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  14. Squirt:-)...that is the grapefuit soda that we used to drink and it is so yummy! I like this method and nice to control the sugar content...I think we did something similar with lemon juice a while ago and it was wonderful..

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  15. I just got a Sodastream and can't wait to try it out. I don't want to use the ready made syrups that are in the store and this looks so refreshing. I think I'll make this now. Have a good night.

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