Refreshing Strawberry Grapefruit Soda

May 5, 2019
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
Mak your own fizzy refreshing strawberry soda with grapefruit, coconut and mint.

Refreshing Strawberry Grapefruit Soda

These Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas are made with a simple mint syrup, fresh strawberries, grapefruit juice, and coconut carbonated water. These homemade sodas will leave you feeling refreshed on any sunny day. Vegan option available.

Two tall glasses of Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Soda.

Summer is the time to sip on refreshing drinks. And next time, instead of buying a fancy mocktail or store-bought soda, why not make your own? You can start with Pineapple Ginger Turmeric Lemonade or a Citrus and Honey Mocktail. Then, be sure to try these sparkling Strawberry Grapefruit Soda!

Metal straw in a Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Soda.

How to Make Simple Syrup for Drinks

Making simple syrup is an easy way to add a pop of flavor to your homemade drinks. And you can flavor it however you like.

I like to flavor my simple syrup with fresh mint and grapefruit. It's naturally sweetened with honey and organic pure cane sugar (optional) is super easy to make!

For a vegan version: swap the honey for agave syrup. 

To make your own simple syrup, boil the flavoring ingredients in water to bring out their natural oils. Then stir in the sugars. Finally, let the syrup cool and infuse with flavor for about 30 minutes. Now, you can store the syrup in an airtight container or jar the fridge and use it to make refreshing drinks whenever you like.

Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Soda loaded with strawberries and grapefruit pieces.

Health Benefits of Grapefruit

Grapefruit 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 of eating (to drinking!) more grapefruit:

  • Great for your Immune System. This citrus fruit is high in vitamin C.
  • May help to promote Appetite Control. Diets high in fiber helps to keep you more full.
  • May help with weight loss. Grapefruit helps you feel full but is naturally low in calories and full of hydrating water. 
  • Possibility of preventing Insulin Resistance. This generally reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • May improve Heart Health! Consuming Grapefruit daily may help to prevent blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.
  • High in Powerful Antioxidants!
  • Very Hydrating. 

Looking for other citrus 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.

Person pouring soda into a glass of Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Soda.

Making Strawberry Grapefruit Sodas

Once you've made the mint and grapefruit simple syrup, you'll want to remove the mint leaves and before making the sodas.

To serve, fill your glasses with crushed ice. Then add the mint syrup (it's best if this is chilled). Next, a splash of grapefruit juice and finally finish the drinks off with coconut carbonated water up to the rim.

For garnish, I like fresh sliced strawberries and more mint leaves for color!

Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Soda surrounded by strawberries and grapefruit pieces.

Summery Recipes to Make with Strawberry-Grapefruit Sodas


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Grapefruits and strawberries on a table with Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas.

Strawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Soda loaded with strawberries and grapefruit pieces.

Refreshing Strawberry Grapefruit Soda

May 5, 2019
5 from 6 votes
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.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2 servings



  • 2 cups strawberries, de-stemmed + mulled
  • handful fresh mint leaves, mulled
  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice (That's about 2 large Grapefruits!)
  • 3 Tbsps raw honey (See Notes for Vegan option!)
  • 3-4 parts sparkling water, for topping (I love using La Croix or Spindrift)


  • Sliced strawberries
  • Sliced grapefruit
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Crushed ice



  • In a bowl, add the fresh strawberries, grapefruit juice, and mint leaves mulling (crushing) everything together until strawberries and leaves are fully broken down. Add Agave and stir until combined. Let sit for 10 minutes to ensure that flavors fuse together.


  • In two glasses, add the crushed ice and fill ½ of each glass with the grapefruit-strawberry mixture, and top with sparkling water to the ¾ mark. For additional garnish, add sliced strawberries, sliced grapefruit, and mint leaves.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • SWEETENER: Instead of Agave syrup, you can substitute with pure maple syrup or organic cane sugar as a syrup (sugar + water boiled over the stove top).
  • VEGAN OPTION: You can use Agave or maple syrup as a sweetener instead of honey to make this vegan.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 117mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg


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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! 🙂