Grapefruit Soda

Grapefruit Soda

Weather: 30 degrees, grey and windy
What I’m listening to: Pastor Alaska’s Spotify shuffle

I’m sure I’ve probably said this before, but I miss Trader Joes. They really need to put a TJ’s up here in Alaska… or two… or three.   One of our favorite products was their grapefruit soda, because in addition to having a crush on Trader Joes, I also have a crush on carbonated beverages and grapefruit. The soda is made with real grapefruit juice and comes in tall pretty glass bottles (I’m assuming they still carry it). It’s cheery and refreshing.

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This homemade version is so simple. Its pure sparkling grapefruit flavor is irresistible. I may have a teensy-weensy homemade-fruit-juice-soda-habit forming because of it. All you need is a grapefruit, sugar, water, and club soda or seltzer water. Let’s get started.

Grapefruit Soda

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Yields: 2 servings

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed (I used one Ruby Red grapefruit)
  • 1 cup club soda/seltzer water

To a small saucepan over medium heat, add the sugar and water. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar completely dissolves (on my stove this only takes about 60 seconds). Remove from heat and set aside to cool. This is your simple syrup.

Combine together the grapefruit juice and 1/4 cup of the simple syrup. Stir to combine. Add 1 cup of club soda. Fill two glasses with ice and pour the soda mixture over the ice. Serve.

8 comments
AlaskaArmyBrat
AlaskaArmyBrat

Wish our weather was 30 right now.

This looks great I'm gonna try it soon.(:

timba
timba

Looks delish can i use other fruits such as strawberry or orange?

Lemon Sugar
Lemon Sugar

This is RIGHT. UP. MY. ALLEY!  Totally making this!  ♥

Laura
Laura

Love, love, love this. And, the grapefruits I've been getting have been especially delicious lately. Can't wait to make this! Maybe tonight, with a splash of vodka :)

kgoak201
kgoak201

@AlaskaScratch I bet you could use your left over simple syrup for a Meyer lemonade soda.

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