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
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.
- 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!