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Grape fizz

Grape fizz

hands-on time: 10 minutes

tools:
• blender
• strainer
• pitcher
• 2 tall glasses

start-to-eat time: 10 minutes

kids kitchen skills:
• blending
• measuring
• straining
• stirring

note Grown-up steps and notes

If your kids reach for a can of soda, have them peek at the ingredients—they’ll see artificial coloring, preservatives, and up to 50 grams of sugar! Instead, help them make this better-for-you-soda with just three ingredients—fruit juice, carbonated water, and a little sugar. And don’t forget to enjoy your drinks in style with our Silly 'Stache and Smile cutouts!

ingredients

• 2 cups seedless red grapes, washed
• 2 cups sparkling water (plain carbonated water)
• simple syrup (optional, see recipe below)

step-by-step
1. First, pull the rinsed grapes off the stems. Place them into a blender.
2. note A grown-up can help blend the grapes until they turn into juice.
3. Set a strainer over a measuring cup. Pour the juice into the strainer. Press it through the strainer by stirring with a spoon. You should now have about 1 cup of grape juice.
4. Fill a small pitcher with the sparkling water. Add the grape juice and stir well.
5. Taste the grape fizz. What do you think? If it's too tart, stir in 3 to 6 tablespoons of Simple Syrup to the pitcher. Pour into glasses.
6. note To make a sweetener for your grape fizz, a grown-up can heat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil and stir. When the sugar has dissolved, remove it from the heat and let it cool. Add 1 tablespoon of syrup at a time until your drink tastes perfect to you!

Makes 4 Servings