Homemade citrus cocktail

Homemade citrus soda

Safe­ty pre­cau­tions

Only un­der adult su­per­vi­sion.

Equip­ment and reagents

  • limes;
  • or­anges;
  • lemons;
  • drink­ing wa­ter;
  • ½ tbsp bak­ing soda;
  • sug­ar;
  • blender;
  • gauze;
  • jug.

Step-by-step in­struc­tions

Peel the cit­rus fruits and cut them into small slices. Blend into a ho­mo­ge­neous mass. Fil­ter through gauze. Add sug­ar, drink­ing wa­ter, and ½ tbsp bak­ing soda. Stir well — and your re­fresh­ing cit­rus soda is ready!

Pro­cess­ de­scrip­tion

Cit­rus fruits con­tain a large amount of cit­ric, mal­ic, and ascor­bic acids, which re­act with bak­ing soda to pro­duce car­bon diox­ide. Car­bon diox­ide is poor­ly sol­u­ble in wa­ter, and the gas bub­bles grad­u­al­ly make their way to the sur­face of the mix­ture, mak­ing the lemon­ade car­bon­at­ed. Kitchen chem­istry is awe­some, but don’t lim­it your­self — sub­scribe to MEL Chem­istry sets for a wide range of chem­istry fun!