This blood orange soda is as tasty as it is beautiful. This soda is made without refined sugar and only requires four ingredients. This recipe has everything: the brightness and sweetness of the orange, a tangy sour kick from the apple cider vinegar, and a refreshing fizz from the soda water.
A glass of blood orange soda is perfect thirst quencher any day. Make up a batch of the syrup and keep it in the fridge. Then whenever you want a soda just stir it into a glass of soda water.
Making your fruit sodas is easy when you have a juicer depending on the kind of juicer you have. TO make the blood orange juice you want to invest in a different juicer. While my preferred juicer is a masticating juicer such as this Omega Juicer, it does not work well for soft fruit such as citrus. I like to drink a lot of citrus juice especially in the winter time so I bought a citrus press. A citrus press makes juice citrus much quicker. They are also easier to clean up than a typical juicer.
Of course, there are cheaper options including just using your hands to squeeze the oranges. If you have a cheap lemon press you can use that as well. You may have to cut the oranges into quarters to get them to fit.
There are some things to consider when you make your own soda. You can buy soda water, which is certainly the easiest option. But you can also make it. If you plan on making your own soda on a regular basis, it might be worth investing in the equipment to make your own. You may already have some of it.
One option is to use a Whipped Cream Dispenser with CO2 charges. I already had one on hand for making whipped cream so that is what I use. The other option would be to invest in a soda stream. If you are a big carbonated drink enthusiasts, this may your preferred option but at this time I have not felt the need to invest in one.
- 1½ cups blood orange juice
- ¼ cup agave nectar
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 oz Blood Orange Syrup
- 8 oz Soda Water
- Combine the orange juice, agave nectar, and apple cider vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the juice to a simmer and reduce to medium heat. Let simmer until the liquid has reduced to one cup. Keep a measuring cup next to the stove. Put the liquid into the cup to measure and return the liquid to the stove if it needs to reduce more.
- Stir the Blood Orange Syrup into the soda water and serve over ice.