Attention soda enthusiasts and fans of all things citrusy! If you’re looking for a fun and refreshing drink to quench your thirst, look no further than this homemade blood orange Italian soda recipe.
This homemade soda uses simple syrup, or sugar water, to give it that hint of sweetness without raw sugar or honey turning into a glob at the bottom of your glass. Don’t you hate it when that happens?! You could also use agave nectar instead of the simple syrup since agave dissolves almost instantly in cold beverages.
Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also a fun way to impress your friends and family with your mixology skills. And the best part? You can customize it to your liking by adjusting the sweetness level and the amount of carbonation.
For Simple Syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 large blood oranges
2 cups sparkling Italian mineral water
2 tbsp prepared simple syrup (or to taste)
To get started, you’ll need some fresh blood orange juice, sparkling water, sugar, and some half-and-half or cream. Mix the blood orange juice and sugar together in a small saucepan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Let the mixture cool, and then pour it into a glass filled with ice.
Time: 5 minutes (not including time to prepare and chills simple syrup)
Yields: About 1 pint soda (enough for one mason jar)
- To get started, you’ll need some fresh blood orange juice, sparkling water, sugar, and some half-and-half or cream. Mix the blood orange juice and sugar together in a small saucepan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Let the mixture cool, and then pour it into a glass filled with ice.
- Next, add some sparkling water to the glass until it’s about 3/4 full. Finally, pour a splash of half-and-half or cream on top, and watch as the colors swirl together to create a beautiful ombre effect.
- Take a sip and enjoy the sweet and tangy taste of the blood orange juice, paired with the refreshing fizz of the sparkling water. It’s like a party in your mouth!
And if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can even garnish your Italian soda with a slice of blood orange or some fresh mint leaves. Not only will it look Instagram-worthy, but it’ll also add an extra burst of flavor to your drink.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and get ready to make this delicious homemade blood orange Italian soda. Your taste buds will thank you!