A Real Grape Soda Recipe

Follow this real grape soda recipe for an alternative to commercially produced grape soda.

Real Grape Soda Recipe

Made with grape juice, this Real Grape Soda Recipe is a far cry from the syrupy sweetness of commercial grape sodas.

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Real Grape Soda Recipe

Made with real grape juice, this soda is a far cry from the syrupy sweetness of commercial grape sodas. It’s an interesting change of pace for adults, and it’s a fun treat for children, too. Makes 1 gallon.

Ingredients:

1/2 gallon grape juice
1/2 gallon water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ale or champagne yeast

Instructions:

Simmer juice, water and sugar in a stockpot for 30 minutes. Let cool, and then add the yeast. Let the soda stand at room temperature for 24 hours, then use a funnel to pour the soda into bottles. Leave 1 to 2 inches of empty space at the top of the bottle and attach the bottle caps. Write the date on the bottles and store them in a warm, draft-free place, ideally at room temperature, for an additional 24 hours. Then refrigerate. For best results, let the soda sit an additional day or two in the refrigerator before drinking.