Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Make Home Made Soda

The Artisan Soda Workshop: 75 Homemade Recipes from Fountain Classics to Rhubarb Basil, Sea Salt Lime, Cold-Brew Coffee and Much Much More"> 

Book Description:
Craft amazingly delicious and stunningly creative sodas using natural, gourmet syrups you make at home. Nothing is more refreshing than soda. But why settle for canned carbonation when you can make your own delectable sodas at home? Artisan Soda Workshop shows you how to take soda to the next level by making flavors like:

• Riesling and Raspberry
• Mango Chile
• Prickly Pear
• Fizzy Cantaloupe Agua Fresca
• Lemon -Thyme
• Plum Vanilla
• Cranberry, Orange and Ginger

With step-by-step instructions and colorful photos, this book’s palate-pleasing recipes make it easy to create your own bubbly concoctions from exotic combinations of fruits, herbs and spices. These thirst-quenching drinks serve up parties bubblier, fill hot days with fizzy fun, and impress even the most discriminating of tastes.

The 411 by Maria:
WOW...I am in love with this book and have made two pints of homemade Fresca already. One for me and one for a friend to try. Pictures to come. It is super easy and shockingly tasty. Who knew?!

I am not a big soda drinker and probably only soda, once a month and not a full glass either but occasionally I enjoy it. 

Last year I wanted to get myself a SodaStream but financially there was never enough in the extra cash pile to do so, mostly because there is never an extra cash pile. However, you don't need a Soda Stream to use these recipes if you use Seltzer. As non soda drinkers, we have seltzer in the house most of the time and all these recipes can be used with Seltzer.

There are some pretty interesting ideas here too.

Make your syrup add it to the seltzer and you had homemade soda. 

I even loaned the book out to a friend of mine who owns an Inn because I thought the recipes were so unique that she may want to use some of the ideas for specials on her menu.

The homemade Fresca I made was only seltzer, red grapefruit and agave syrup. So easy and delicious. 

I am thinking of making myself a jar of Banana-Brown Sugar Syrup to put on top of my morning oatmeal. Sounds so good, I am craving it right now.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received. 

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Very interesting! I too might-a-bought a sodastream if I'd had the X-tra bux floating around. But I didn't at the time. I do have a Fizz Giz (just google 4 it). On Amazon, they're about thirty bux. But U-can get 'em for under $30 on their website. (

    I clicked on your link above to buy the book. But it took me to a site where a picture of your button was displayed. How would I go about ordering it on Amazon?



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