This grapefruit soda, made with a naturally sweetened simple syrup, is a great anytime drink. Add a splash of booze and you’ve got a quick, low-sugar cocktail!
Minced zest from 2 ruby red grapefruit
1 cup fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
½ cup honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
Bring zest, grapefruit juice, honey, lemon juice and rosemary sprigs to a boil over medium-high heat in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and let mixture steep for 1 hour before straining through a fine mesh sieve.
Store grapefruit-honey syrup in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
To make a soda, combine 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) grapefruit-honey syrup with 1 cup (8 ounces) chilled club soda. Add more or less syrup to taste.
Equipment you’ll need:
- Fine-mesh sieve
Soda syrup should last up to 2 weeks in an airtight glass container stored in the refrigerator.