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Orange Soda

Extract from Sparkle & Splash • By Colleen Mullaney • Published by Sterling


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10 mins

Orange Syrup/
Orange Soda
like using blood oranges for the deep rich orange color. Seville oranges work well for their deep floral zest. I’ve also used Cava oranges, which are lighter and have a bit of a grapefruit brightness. Ultimately, using what’s in season will yield the best results. Makes 1½ cups syrup

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  • Step 1

    Combine orange zests, orange juices, lime zest, and honey (or sugar) in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the citric acid. Remove pan from heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Pour the orange syrup into airtight containers and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

  • Step 2

    To make a glass of orange soda: Pour ¹⁄³ cup of orange syrup into a tall glass, add seltzer, and stir gently. Add ice, garnish with an orange slice, and serve.

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