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Grapefruit Soda

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez
Active time 15 mins
Total time 1 hr, 15 mins
Yield

Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 9 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 large pink grapefruit
  • 2 lemons
  • Seltzer water

Nutrition Information

  • calories 43
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 11 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 0.0 mg
  • calcium 4 mg
  • sugars 10 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 9 g

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar; water; 2/3 cup fresh pink grapefruit juice; 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice; and the rinds, peeled in strips, of lemons and grapefruit in a saucepan over medium-high. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; steep 1 hour. Strain syrup; discard solids. Cool completely. Stir 5 tsp. syrup into 1 cup (or more, depending on desired flavor) seltzer water. Store syrup chilled up to 2 weeks.