Homemade Orange Soda

Homemade orange soda with all the nostalgia and none of the artificial food dyes or HFCS.
Course Drinks
Cuisine beverage
Servings 10 people
Calories 99kcal
Author Shaina Olmanson


  • 4 oranges juiced to make 2 cups
  • Zest from 4 oranges
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • 2/3 cup honey use a light honey or 1 cup sugar


  • Place the orange juice, orange zest, lime zest, and the honey/sugar into a small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by 1/3, stirring frequently.
  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Strain the syrup through a cheesecloth to remove any large pieces of zest and pulp. Place in a bottle and keep refrigerated.
  • To enjoy orange soda, mix 1 part orange syrup with approximately 3 parts sparkling water or club soda depending on personal preference. Serve over ice.


For even more pucker, add a small bit of citric acid to the mix at the same time as the orange juice, 1/8-1/4 teaspoon depending on your personal pucker preference.


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 36.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.2mg