How to Make a Tasty Drink for Kids From Club Soda

by Alicia Bodine

Kids are drawn to bubbly drinks that have a sweet taste. Unfortunately, soda is loaded with calories, full of bad sugars and high in caffeine. Parents that try to cut soda out of a child's diet without replacing it with an equally satisfying beverage will be met with much resistance. Instead, parents can make their young children a tasty drink using club soda. The result is a sparkly drink that is both appealing to the eye and the stomach.

Pour 2 liters of club soda, 12 ounces of frozen orange juice, 12 ounces of pineapple juice and 1 tablespoon of grenadine syrup in a large bowl. Stir to combine.

Distribute the contents of the bowl into individual glasses.

Drop two cherries into each glass.

Cut a strawberry up the middle without going all the way through the strawberry. Slide the strawberry over the rim of the glass. Repeat with the rest of the glasses.

Decorate each glass with a drink umbrella and serve immediately.

Items you will need
  • 2-liter bottle club soda
  • 12 ounces frozen orange juice
  • 12 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine syrup
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Drink umbrellas


  • Substitute fruit punch for the orange juice.
  • Place an orange or lemon slice over the rim of the glasses instead of the strawberry.

About the Author

I am a stay at home Mom and I enjoy writing articles and working on my blogs and website. I was one of the top 1000 Content Producers of 2007 for Associated Content. I come from a line of writers. My Father has published dozens of science fair project books and owns a newspaper here in town. My Grandfather has published hundreds of short stories. I look forward to being able to work with you.

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