DIY Orange Soda

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Author Notes: Learn how to make homemade orange soda. It's way easier than you think!Tieghan Gerard

Serves 4

  • 4 oranges
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • lemon lime seltzer water
  1. Zest the oranges and the lime and add all of the zest to a medium sauce pan. Now juice the oranges, adding the juice to the pot. You need 2 cups fresh orange juice. Add the sugar.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Once at a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until the syrup has reduced by about 1/3. Remove the syrup from the stove and let cool slightly. Pour the syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a glass jar. Discard the pulp and zest from the strainer and place the jar in the fridge until the liquid is cold, about one hour.
  3. When you're ready for a drink, mix one part syrup and two parts seltzer in a glass filled with ice. Stir it up and serve with an orange slice if desired. Enjoy!
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12 months ago LittleFrier

Where did you get those cool Mason jars?


12 months ago LittleFrier

Sorry, Ball IDEAL Jars?


12 months ago Jan

Is there some liquid that goes in with the zests and sugar in step 1? If not, how do I bring it to a boil?


12 months ago Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's contributors editor.

You'll want to bring the juice of the oranges to a boil with the zest and the sugar.


12 months ago Jan

Thanks :)


12 months ago Aaron Miller

When does the sugar go in?


12 months ago Kt4

Step 1