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DIY Orange Soda

August  1, 2014
Author Notes

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

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 4 oranges
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • lemon lime seltzer water
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Directions
  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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