Grapefruit Soda

Grapefruit Soda

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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

Yield: 2 servings

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Notes

There will likely be a little simple syrup leftover. You can adjust the sweetness of your soda to your liking by adding more or less simple syrup as desired. A less sweet variety of grapefruit may require a little more simple syrup.

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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.

alaskafromscratch
alaskafromscratch moderator

 @timba You can use other citrus fruit like orange, lemon, and lime, but you'll need to adjust the amount of sugar for each one, since they all have a different sugar content. 

kgoak201
kgoak201

@AlaskaScratch Have you ever made limoncello? I now want to buy some #Ball jars and experiment with my bottle of #Stoli and citrus fruits.

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