Homemade Sparkling Blood Orange Juice

Last week I shared a blood orange and cardamom upside down cake after I found a great deal on blood oranges. I still had a lot of oranges left, so I squeezed them and topped off the bright red juice with some sparkling water. The natural sweetness of the juice meant that no additional sugar was needed, making this the healthiest soda I’ve made so far with our Sodastream.

What’s a Sodastream? It’s a little machine that carbonates water. It doesn’t use electricity, you re-use the bottles and refill the gas canisters, so it’s advertised as an eco-friendly alternative to buying sparkling water and sodas. I wanted to get one to discourage Russ from drinking soda, thinking we could make flavored sparkling waters. The idea kind of backfired because the company also sells lots of soda syrups and he got into using those instead. So I’m currently trying to find healthier alternatives, like this sparkling blood orange juice.

Do you have any other ideas for better alternatives to soda?

Recipe:

Sparkling Blood Orange

  • Blood oranges
  • Sparkling water

Juice 3-4 oranges per glass. Fill a glass 2/3 full with blood orange juice. Top with sparkling water to taste.

22 Comments on Homemade Sparkling Blood Orange Juice

  1. egb
    March 25, 2011 at 7:52 pm (7 years ago)

    That looks so tasty! I’m anti-soda too so I am always looking for good alternatives. I think tasty juices are the best option so far! Good one!
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  2. Sarah Schiffman
    March 25, 2011 at 7:59 pm (7 years ago)

    I just read this and immediately walked to the kitchen, squeezed a blood orange, and poured myself a glass. So good! I love that it doesn’t require any additional sugar!

    I also just signed up to follow your blog-looking forward to reading much much more!
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    • Stephanie
      March 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm (7 years ago)

      Sarah – So glad you enjoyed this simple recipe. You’re so sweet and I always appreciate your comments! I’m very happy to have you following my blog 🙂

  3. Firefly
    March 25, 2011 at 11:25 pm (7 years ago)

    I love this 🙂 and the color is so amazing 🙂

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  4. Peggy
    March 26, 2011 at 6:20 am (7 years ago)

    I’m trying to drink less soda, myself, so I find that having a bunch of natural juices around keeps me away from them. I’ve got some blood oranges on the counter that are dying to be made into this! =)
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  5. Luke
    March 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow! That looks absolutely delicious. I have made many all-natural unsweetened sodas using my Sodastream Penguin but I never thought to use Blood Oranges. What a great idea. I guess I have a new item to add to my shopping list this week. Thank you for sharing the recipe!
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  6. Jennifer (Delicieux)
    March 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm (7 years ago)

    I love the idea of blood orange juice with soda water. I drink cranberry juice with soda water all the time, I just wish I had the problem that you did of having too many blood oranges!
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  7. daksha
    March 27, 2011 at 10:13 pm (7 years ago)

    Lovely drink with soda, red color looks so good.

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  8. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen
    March 28, 2011 at 3:46 am (7 years ago)

    The color of this is so beautiful and fresh! I was some for breakfast! I am working on a sparkling water in my kitchen too. I haven’t quite gotten it to my liking yet though. Great post! I just started following you on Twitter! yay -K
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  9. sara826
    March 28, 2011 at 5:29 am (7 years ago)

    I can picture myself drinking this out on my deck on a hot summer day! It looks great!

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  10. Lindsey@Lindselicious
    March 30, 2011 at 8:15 am (7 years ago)

    That looks so refreshing! Do you love your soda stream? Totally thinking about getting one for the BF, he goes through 4-5 bottles of sparkling water a week. We were trying to figure out if it was more cost effective or just an awesome convience to have at home.
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  11. Luke
    March 30, 2011 at 8:27 am (7 years ago)

    @ Lindsey: I think you would be very happy with a Sodastream. If you are just doing sparkling water, it works out to a cost of approximately $0.25 per liter depending on how carbonated you want your sparkling water to be. It takes a while to offset the cost of purchasing the machine but with the amount of sparkling water your BF is consuming, it would not take long to come out ahead…especially compared to the high prices charged for store bought sparkling water. No more lugging the bottles home and a huge reduction in waste and recycling.

    We are very happy with our Sodastream Penguin and Sodastream Fountain Jet (for the office). The research process, however, is a bit difficult. There isn’t a lot of detailed information on the Internet. For this reason, I built a Sodastream Review site so people can be spared the arduous research process I went through before buying our Sodastream.

    If you are interested in getting a Sodastream of your own, check out my site at http://www.mysodastreamreview.com. You should be able to find all the answers to your questions there. If not, feel free to leave a comment on my site and I’ll help answer any other questions you have. Good luck in your new adventure!
    Luke recently posted Sodastream Pure Review

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  12. Life Tastes Like Food
    June 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm (6 years ago)

    This looks and sounds amazing! I am a huge sucker for carbonated drinks but have always tried to stay away from soda (which sometimes I still fail at doing!) but mainly sparkling water and juices are my go-to, so this is perfect! I will give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing, Steph! 🙂

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  13. SodaStream Lover
    January 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for this great article. I am trying to get away from the same old flavor mixes and this sounds like it would taste great. I’m putting it on my lise of things to try. Thanks again!

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  14. Rigo
    January 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the great recipe. We have tried this and it’s delicious, i’m with SodaStream Lover, and we have grown a little tired of the regular sodamix flavors. It’s nice to find good simple recipes. Thanks again!

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