So I’ve been a little obsessed recently with homemade soda. I’m not sure why though. Perhaps it’s because I like the idea of turning beautiful, seasonal produce into a delightfully refreshing beverage. Or maybe because I like that I can control the ingredients that I am drinking. No strange chemicals, dyes or sweeteners. Now don’t get me wrong, I still love my Coke Zero, Diet Dr. Pepper and Cream Soda (and… Mountain Dew Baja Blast?). But homemade soda is a delicious, natural alternative that is easy to make and can come together in a snap. This Pink Dragon Fruit Soda is made with the juice of a pink dragon fruit, lime juice and simple syrup topped off with a glug or two of effervescent soda water. If you are in the mood to get all crazy, you can also throw in a shot vodka.
Some of you might be thinking right now “This is all good and all, but where the hell can I find a pink dragon fruit?!” I purchased one at local farmer’s market. If this is not an option for you, don’t fret. The process outlined below can be applied to any fruit. Blueberries, strawberries, watermelons, peaches, pluots, pears, blood oranges, etc. Use whatever is accessible to you. Continue reading for the recipe.