Learn how to make homemade orange soda. It's way easier than you think! —Tieghan Gerard
lemon lime seltzer water
In This Recipe
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.
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.
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!