Homemade Grapefruit Soda

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I’ve been loving my homemade spiced soda.   It’s similar to gingerale but has a few more spices in it.  It’s lower in sugar, free from preservatives, and I can make it as strong or as weak as I like.   Since it was such a success I’ve been trying out some other homemade soda recipes.

Looking for a delicious homemade soda? Try this tasty Grapefruit Soda with no artifical flavors, colors, or caffeine!

My newest favorite is this grapefruit soda.   I like it because it’s bright and refreshing and it’s also perfect for this weeks Sunday Supper theme of Citrus Recipes That Will Make You Smile.   I used fresh squeezed juice from the grapefruit I used for the peel.   One tip on using the rind of the grapefruit; make sure you don’t peel the white part with the peel or else your soda will be slightly bitter.

Everything you need to make your own Homemade Grapefruit Soda

The syrup for this soda is made with sugar, water, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and the rinds of some grapefruits and lemons.   It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart.   I only have to add a tablespoon or so to a glass of seltzer water for a refreshing citrus drink.

It's easy to make your own Homemade Grapefruit Soda!

While this syrup is meant to make sodas with I’ve found two other great uses for it as well.   I like to pour it over top of pancakes with wedges of grapefruit and oranges for a delicious citrus breakfast.   It’s also really good drizzled on top of vanilla ice cream.

Sip on this delicious homemade Grapefruit Soda with no artifical colors, flavors, or caffeine!

So if you are debating whether or not to give this a try I say do it!   You’ll feel better about drinking your own homemade soda then drinking the store bought stuff and you can use the syrup in so many different ways!

Looking for a delicious homemade soda? Try this tasty Grapefruit Soda with no artifical flavors, colors, or caffeine!

Homemade Grapefruit Soda

Make your own refreshing sparkling citrus beverage with just a handful of ingredients!
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 9 T. sugar
  • 1 c. water
  • 2/3 c. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 t. ginger
  • Rind of 1 lemon sliced into strips
  • Rind of 2 grapefruits sliced into strips


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine all of the ingredients. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat and steep for 1 hour.
  • Strain the mixture to remove the solids and store in a glass jar for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • To make a soda combine 1-2 tablespoons of the grapefruit syrup with 12 oz. of seltzer water. Stir and enjoy.


Sip on this tasty homemade Grapefruit Soda for a refreshing beverage


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  1. 5 stars
    This is a very clever and delicious sounding drink, we just got through picking all of our grapefruits off the tree, I will be making a batch of this for sure.

  2. This looks so refreshing! I first tried a homemade soda at a restaurant down in Miami and was hooked. What a great flavor combo & I love how you can decide how much or how little you want to add to the club soda. Perfect! Thanks for sharing

  3. 5 stars
    I always buy the grapefruit soda or citrus sodas when they’re on sale. Now I can make mine at home! YUM!

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