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Recipe: Sparkling Apple Soda for One

Recipe: Sparkling Apple Soda for One

Sparkling Apple Soda for One

by Erin Fletter
Photo by DPRM/
prep time
5 minutes
cook time
1-1 servings

Fun-Da-Mentals Kitchen Skills

  • squeeze :

    to firmly press or twist a food with fingers, hands, or a device to remove its liquid, like shredded potatoes, frozen and thawed spinach, or tofu.

  • stir :

    to mix together two or more ingredients with a spoon or spatula, usually in a circle pattern, or figure eight, or in whatever direction you like!

  • zest :

    to scrape off the outer colored part of a citrus fruit's rind (skin or peel) using a metal tool with small sharp blades, such as a zester, microplane, or the small holes of a grater (avoid the "pith," the white, spongy lining of the rind that can be bitter).

Equipment Checklist

  • Citrus zester or grater with small holes
  • Cutting board + kid-safe knife (a butter knife works great)
  • Citrus squeezer (optional)
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Drinking glass


Sparkling Apple Soda for One

  • 1 C apple juice
  • 1 can sparkling water
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp sugar + more to taste
  • 3 ice cubes


Sparkling Apple Soda for One

add + zest + squeeze

Add 3 ice cubes to your drinking glass. Wash and zest 1 lemon. Slice the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into your glass. Add the lemon zest!

measure + pour + top + stir

Measure and pour in 1 cup of apple juice. Top with sparkling water and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, then stir and taste. Add more sugar as needed. Cheers!

What is Sparkling Apple Juice?

Photo by Jan Danek jdm.foto/
  • Sparkling apple juice and cider are fizzy, fun-filled versions of noncarbonated apple juice and its cider cousin. You ́ll find these naturally sweet, nonalcoholic drinks in your grocery store's juice aisle. Other fruit flavors are sometimes added to the apple, including cranberry, grape, pear, and pomegranate.
  • Sparkling apple cider is ideal for family celebrations, appealing to revelers young and old. Fat-free, cholesterol-free, caffeine-free, and 100 percent juice, sparkling apple juice will appeal to both parents and kids!

THYME for a Laugh

I was going to take a class to learn how to make apple juice. 

But it got canceled due to a pressing issue.

That's Berry Funny

I can't use my laptop anymore because someone spilled apple juice on it.

It was a cider attack!

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