Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas

May 5, 2019

These Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas are the perfect balance between tart and sweet with a nice fizz. Made with a simple mint syrup along with freshly sliced strawberries, grapefruit juice, and a coconut flavored carbonated water, these homemade sodas will leave you feeling refreshed on any sunny day. Vegan option available.

Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas

We’re officially in May and it’s almost summer! Who else is excited? Although it hasn’t felt much like Spring here in NYC (with the daily rain and all), I know that some of you may be enjoying the beautiful Spring weather, therefore, recipes like these work perfectly for you!

Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas

This recipe in particular is for all the citrus lovers out there! Grapefruit as we know has a very tart taste, however, paired with the coconut flavored LaCroix Water and fresh strawberries, the flavors together are just TOO AMAZING!

If you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’ll know that I’m a lover of healthy (yet flavorful) drinks which are non-alcoholic. However, even with this drink, you’re able to add a bit of alcohol to spruce things up if that’s your thing!

Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas

What is the Simple Syrup Made Out Of?

OK, so the simple syrup that includes flavor from the mint leaves and strips of grapefruit skin and is naturally sweetened with honey and organic pure cane sugar (optional) is super easy to make! Much like my reader favorite recipe–Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale, I simply boiled and steeped my ingredients to create a burst of flavor before sweetening it.

Literally, it takes about 30 minutes for things to fully infuse and cool nicely, and once done—the steps following are way too easy to not try it! Haha.

Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas

Any Benefits of Grapefruit?

The main plus about consuming Grapefruit is that is has high nutritional value but is low in carbs. In addition, it has a decent amount of fiber and comes jam-packed with Vitamins.

Other benefits:

  • Great for your Immune System. (Think high sources of Vitamin C!)
  • May help to promote Appetite Control. (Diets high in fiber helps to keep you more full, resulting in less frequent eating!)
  • May help with weight loss. (Since they are few in calories and contain more water, they aide in weight loss!)
  • Possibility of preventing Insulin Resistance. (This generally reduces your chances of Diabetes.)
  • May improve Heart Health! (Consuming Grapefruit daily may help to prevent Blood Pressure and reduce Cholesterol.)
  • High in Powerful Antioxidants!
  • Very Hydrating. (Think high water content which is awesome for our bodies!)

Looking for other citrus flavored recipes? I’d recommend trying this Healthy Blood Orange Kiwi Drink. You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to make, using all natural and organic ingredients, by a simple blend, all in just under 10 minutes TOPS! It’s certainly the best drink of the spring and summer seasons.

For a warmer citrus quench of your thirst—this Lemon Blackberry Mint Tea is EVERYTHING! It’s all about the bold mint flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and slight sweetness from the blackberries. Naturally sweetened, this tea serves great as a detox or a boost in digestion, can be served hot or cold, and is easy to make, and perfect for any day or season, especially during the cold weather months.

Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas

Now, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

To begin, In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add the mint leaves and strips of grapefruit skin and boil for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and gently stir in the honey and pure cane sugar, covering the mixture, and steeping for about 25-30 minutes to ensure that flavors are fully infused and potent.

Once fully steeped, pour Mint mixture into a medium pitcher and set aside. **NOTE: Discard mint leaves from pot at this point**

To Make Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas: Add crushed ice to a glass, fill 3/4 of the glass with the Mint Syrup, add 1/4 cup of grapefruit juice, pour LaCroix Coconut flavored carbonated water over the mixture and add sliced strawberries inside. Repeat for every serving. Enjoy!

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Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas
Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas

Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Steep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Grapefruit juice (That’s about 1 large Grapefruit!)
  • 3-4 parts LaCroix Carbonated Water (You can use the Coconut flavor if desired)
  • handful sliced strawberries

Simple Mint Grapefruit Syrup:

  • 6 cups fresh water
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 2 large grapefruit strips of skin
  • 3/4 cup organic pure cane sugar, optional
  • 1/4 cup honey (See Notes!)

Instructions

  • To begin, In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add the mint leaves and strips of grapefruit skin and boil for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and gently stir in the honey and pure cane sugar, covering the mixture, and steeping for about 25-30 minutes to ensure that flavors are fully infused and potent.
  • Once fully steeped, pour Mint mixture into a medium pitcher and set aside. **NOTE: Discard mint leaves from pot at this point**
  • To Make Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas: Add crushed ice to a glass, fill 3/4 of the glass with the Mint Syrup, add 1/4 cup of grapefruit juice, pour LaCroix Coconut flavored carbonated water over the mixture and add sliced strawberries inside. Repeat for every serving. Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Mint syrup can be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar for up to a week. **Can be made as a traditional Mint drink with Grapefruit Juice OR enjoyed with the fizz from the Carbonated Water.**
SWEETENER: You can always use 1 cup of honey instead of using pure cane sugar + honey. This makes for a more subtle sweet taste. 
VEGAN OPTION: You can use maple syrup as a sweetener instead of honey.

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  1. Diet soda has the benefit of not having any calories or at least very few. Diet soda won’t impact your calorie intake, but there are some cautions. Some of the sugar substitutes, while calorie free may not be fooling your body. It may react as if your soda was sugared. I know that when I drink diet soda, my craving for sweets tends to rise a short time later.

  2. Refreshing, flavorful and so nice! Fabulous summer recipe that will become a great addition to my “to try” mix. Can’t wait! 🙂