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.
Try making Homemade Lemon Lime Soda for a refreshing treat.
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!
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Grapefruit is for sure my most favorite citrus fruit and I can't wait to try this! It seems like it's so refreshing!
wow…lipsmacking n refreshing drink..:P
Love grapefruit and this sound amazing! gloria
I love this idea! What a great way to have a soda that's not packed with chemicals.
My Journey With Candida says
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.
Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says
Sounds so refreshing – great idea – I'm going to make the syrup so it's ready to go – thanks!
Looks so refreshing! It's making me thirsty!
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.
Ellie | Gourmand Recipes says
Very refreshing drink. Great idea.
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
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!
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!
Words Of Deliciousness says
I have never made soda a home. Sounds really tasty. I love grapefruit, so I bet I would love this recipe
Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama says
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!
Anna @ hiddenponies says
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!
Becki's Whole Life says
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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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.