Fresh Grape Soda

Fresh Grape Soda

Make your own grape juice by pureeing and straining fresh grapes for this sweet and tangy sparkling drink. If you have very sweet grapes, you might not need the full amount of honey. Taste as you go. For a special treat, freeze extra whole grapes ahead of time and float them in the drink along with the ice cubes.

From EatingWell: July/August 2009
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15
Total Time: 15

Ingredients

  1. 4 cups seedless red grapes, plus more for garnish
  2. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  3. 2 tablespoons honey
  4. 2 cups seltzer

Preparation

Puree grapes in a blender. Pour the puree through a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl or large measuring cup. Press on the solids to extract all the juice. Add lemon and honey to the juice; stir until the honey is dissolved. Add seltzer. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with whole grapes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 138 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 37 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 4 mg sodium; 303 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value).

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 1/2 fruit