Homemade Cherry Orange Soda Pop Syrup

Homemade Cherry Orange Soda is light, refreshing and perfect for sipping. It comes together with only a few ingredients to make a gourmet soda that you won't be able to get enough of.

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We have a  Drink Mate in the kitchen and I vowed to put it to use this summer. I made a delicious Strawberry Peach Soda recipe a few weeks ago and I couldn't wait to make more fizzy drinks.  The neighborhood kids were more than happy to be my taste testers, so I started experimenting.

This is such an easy homemade soda pop recipe. If you are not using a soda machine like the drink mate or soda stream, you can make this work with club soda.

Supplies:

1 orange
1/2 pound of pitted fresh cherries
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
Mesh Strainer

Directions:

Combine fruit, water and sugar in a saucepan.
Over medium heat bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and allow the fruit syrup to simmer for 20 minutes.
Pour through a mesh strainer.
Allow the syrup to cool.
Discard fruit (This is wonderful over ice cream if you are so inclined.)




Soda directions:

Carbonate filtered water.
Add 2 ounces of cherry orange syrup per 8 ounces of carbonated water (or club soda) to ice.



If you want a stronger, sweeter soda increase the syrup from 2 to 3 ounces.



My family loved this. The kids liked the sweet, juicy, bubbly flavor. I loved that it was a caffeine free option and that I know what is in it, and that I can control the sweetness of this soda.


I served this on a hot day, with lots of ice. My husband mixed a little vodka into his and declared it to taste like summer should.


If your family loves this, next time double or triple the batch for the syrup. You can store it in a mason jar in the fridge for a few weeks.


When pitting your cherries, a cherry pitter is a handy tool to have. If not you can find other ways to get the job done. I sliced mine in half to make smashing the fruit even easier.




If you liked this cherry orange soda recipe you won't want to miss my Homemade Strawberry Peach Soda.

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