Citrus Syrup for Soft Drinks

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Having your friends over to watch a movie? Make up a batch of these! Adapted from Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello.


  1. First, strain the citrus juices together into a small saucepan.
  2. Add the sugar, vanilla and pinch of salt. Heat until a gentle boil is reached. Then add zest and turn off the heat. Allow the mixture to cool.
  3. Strain off the zest and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Mix citrus syrup with club soda or seltzer to desired strength for flavored soft drink.Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This was really tasty. The vanilla adds a very unique taste. It is easy to make and so great to have on hand in the fridge on a hot day. Thanks for posting this, will make again for sure!

VegSocialWorker July 20, 2006

Great Recipe! Easy to make and had a unique, delicious flavor!

Cricket * March 30, 2006

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