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Homemade Grapefruit Soda

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Homemade Grapefruit Soda

I am dangerously crushing on sweet Texas grapefruit at the moment! I’m obsessed!  

My childhood summers in Mexico consisted of heavy amounts of dulces y soda. From Mexico Coke (MexiCoke) to Jarritos with their wide vast of flavors. I inhaled them. Of course I was alot younger then and my health was not on the top of my priority list.
Fast forward to today. I am a wife, mother of two and cherish every day I am given on this earth.

Soda has been canned.  Problem is some days I crave soda. A Bubbly, sweet potion to quench my Texas taste buds and not to mention would go great with a plate of tacos or juicy burger. What’s a gal to do?

Make homemade soda!! Yes!! It’s easy and the best part is YOU are in control. No added sugar, sodium, fillers or artificial flavors.

In Texas we are in the midst of grapefruit season, but any fresh fruit juice can be used.
Think of the possibilities:  Watermelon, mango, lemon, lime, cucumber, honeydew, orange, cantaloupe, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry etc. etc.

I can’t wait to sip watermelon soda this summer. Enjoy!

 

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Homemade Grapefruit Soda

Yield: Makes 4-8 ounce sodas

Ingredients

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice or juice of your choice
  • 4 tablespoons agave or honey
  • 2 cups mineral water, club soda or any carbonated water

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher add juice and agave or honey.
  2. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add the carbonated water and stir to combine.
  4. Taste and adjust for desired sweetness.
  5. Serve over ice.
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7 Responses to Homemade Grapefruit Soda

  1. [...] Agua de toronja well that takes me right back to Edinburg, Texas where I lived for two years while mi carino completed his masters degree.   Toronjas (grapefruit) were sold in enormous bags, up to 18lbs at time in the local flea markets, small fruterias or along the main road. [...]

  2. Brilliant! Giving up soda has been hard,,,this is a perfect solution!
    Belinda @zomppa recently posted..Big is Beautiful: Healthy image or health hazard?My Profile

  3. What a great idea for soda!
    yummychunklet recently posted..Vanilla Cloud CakeMy Profile

  4. I’m with Leslie, this looks PERFECT! Toronja and Squirt and Fresca are my faves, so I KNOW I’d love this!
    Heather @girlichef recently posted..Sopa de Jitomate y Rajas / Roasted Tomato Soup with Poblanos {she made, ella hace}My Profile

  5. This is so brilliant. My husband and I buy tons of natural fruit flavored (unsweetened) soda in cans, we’re addicted to the stuff, and it’s been in the back of my mind to try to make it myself—thanks for the inspiration!!
    Sue/the view from great island recently posted..Panzanella SaladMy Profile

  6. Refreshing and delightful!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  7. I love this grapefruit soda! I can’t wait to try it! Last year, it was so hot, the only thing that got me through the heat was Agua de Toronja. I bet this is even more refreshing. :)
    Leslie @ La Cocina de Leslie recently posted..Homemade Tomato Soup {She Made/Ella Hace}My Profile

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