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Homemade Grapefruit Honey Ginger Soda


  • Zest of 1 large pink or red grapefruit
  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed pink or red grapefruit juice (from about one large grapefruit)
  • 3/4 cup mild-flavored honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger
  • Carbonated water


Combine the grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice, honey, and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring to dissolve the honey.

Remove from heat and let cool. Strain the syrup through a sieve into a clean container and discard the solids.

To serve, spoon 2 tbsp of syrup into an 8-ounce glass, top with carbonated water, and stir to combine. Taste and add more syrup, if desired.

The syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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