Upgrade Your Afternoons with a Refreshing Blood Orange Soda

February 7, 2019

Blood Orange Soda

When you need some fizz but don't want to rot your teeth, try this homemade citrus soda!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Ella Jewett

Ingredients

  • 5 blood oranges
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp blood orange bitters
  • 1 tsp aromatic bitters
  • 8 cans plain sparkling water

Instructions

  1. Zest and juice 4 of the 5 oranges. Cut the remaining 1 orange into thin rounds; slice the rounds in half and set aside (for garnish). 

  2.  Combine the orange zest, juice, sugar, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.

  3.  Strain orange mixture. Stir in both bitters; cover and chill for about 20 minutes.

  4.  Combine ¾ cup of sparkling water with 2 tablespoons of blood orange mixture, or to taste; pour over ice and garnish with orange slices.

 

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