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Grapefruit Italian Soda with a grapefruit wedge in the drink.
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Grapefruit Italian Soda

A refreshing drink you can enjoy any time of year!
prep time 15 mins
cook time 10 mins
total time 25 mins
servings: 4 people
calories: 495kcal
author: Salt & Baker

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups grapefruit juice, about 4-5 grapefruits
  • club soda

INSTRUCTIONS

  • IN a small saucepan over medium low heat, add the water and sugar. Stir. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Once the mixture has boiled, remove from heat. Let cool. *
  • In a pitcher, combine 1 cup of the sugar syrup with 4 cups of grapefruit juice**, and 4 cups of club soda. Stir to combine. Place in the fridge until ready to serve. If serving immediately add ice cubes to chill the drink quickly. 

RECIPE NOTES

*I let it cool for a few minutes, and then I place the sugar syrup in the fridge to chill it faster. 
**I used fresh grapefruit juice, and ran my grapefruit juice through a sieve to remove the pulp. If you like pulp, you don't need to do this step.
Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 126g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 382mg | Sugar: 125g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 63.5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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