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DIY Orange Soda

August  1, 2014
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

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

What You'll Need
  • 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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  • Sarah Jampel
    Sarah Jampel
  • Kt4
  • Lesley
  • LittleFrier
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8 Reviews

Lesley December 12, 2018
How long should this keep?
LittleFrier August 14, 2014
Where did you get those cool Mason jars?
LittleFrier August 14, 2014
Sorry, Ball IDEAL Jars?
Jan August 13, 2014
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?
Sarah J. August 14, 2014
You'll want to bring the juice of the oranges to a boil with the zest and the sugar.
Jan August 15, 2014
Thanks :)
Aaron M. August 12, 2014
When does the sugar go in?
Kt4 August 12, 2014
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