Did you know that your SodaStream can carbonate more than only water?
We've come up with some amazing cocktails to show how easy and versatile it is to have a reliable Sodastream in the kitchen.
We compiled a sparkling line-up of recipes suitable for drinking alone or with a big group of house guests.
With SodaStream's lively bubbles and our selection of fruity flavours, our refreshing twist on popular classic cocktails makes the party more fun without adding any calories or sugar.
Now, get your SodaStream bottle and booze ready, and let's move on with the article!
Let's start off with something simple.
The name of the drink tells you how to make it, and you are free to adjust the proportions to suit your taste.
But the sugar in Coke can put many off this easy-to-serve drink.
Instead, replace your store-bought can of coke with a bottle of homemade carbonated water flavoured with our cola drink syrups! More than just reducing carbs, our delicious mixes are a good source of vitamins B3, B6, D and E.
Our below recipe features a 1:2 alcohol-to-cola ratio for a single serving:
2 ounces of bourbon
4 ounces of homemade cola
Lemon for garnish (optional)
Pour the whiskey into a double rocks glass with one large ice cube or a highball glass filled with ice. Top off with cola, and give it a quick, gentle stir to mix.
If you want, add a lemon twist to the top, or serve with a lemon wheel.
You might think that the Vodka Cranberry drink is just vodka and cranberry juice, but it has four ingredients, making this recipe a bit more complicated than the name implies.
A proper Vodka Cranberry uses a touch of lime and orange juice to bring out the best of the cranberry flavour.
Because vodka doesn't really change the taste of cranberry juice, this cocktail would just taste like straight cranberry juice without some help. The orange and lime give hints of something sharp and bright.
1/2 cup of water
10 drops liquid stevia (optional)
1 cup 100% cranberry juice
1/2 orange, juiced
Vodka to taste
Put all of the ingredients in your SodaStream bottle, and then connect the bottle to the machine. Press the lever until you hear a buzz, and then slowly let out the gas before removing the bottle.
Pour over ice, and garnish. Most people opt for a lime wheel, but you can get creative and add citrus twists or fresh cranberries!
For more garnishing ideas, check out our article [How to Make Drinks Look Fancy at Home: 6 Easy Tips].
The origin of the name of the mojito, a classic highball cocktail from Cuba, is the subject of numerous theories.
It can't be denied that this one is a pleasant crowd-pleaser, whether it comes from the Spanish word mojadito, which means "a bit moist," or from the Cuban spice mojo, produced from lime.
Here is a classic recipe that will satiate everyone's craving for a good party drink, especially in hot and humid Singapore.
This recipe yields a pitcher. Why would you want a single glass anyway?
Sugar/Simple syrup/Liquid stevia (optional, to taste)
10-15 mint leaves
15 limes, juiced
1 cup rum (adjust if necessary)
Extra lime for garnish (optional)
Combine mint leaves and sugar (if using) in a pitcher and mash well with a cocktail muddler. Stir in lime juice and rum until sugar is dissolved. If garnishing, line the pitcher with lime wheels.
Pour sparkling water until the pitcher is full. Add cubes of ice if needed.
The cocktails that stand the test of time are frequently made from simple, easy-to-find components.
Consider the Tom Collins, a traditional drink made with gin, sparkling water, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
It has everything you need to stay cool on a hot day, plus it tastes like supercharged sparkling lemonade. After just one sip, you'll quickly realise why this cocktail deserves to be considered a classic.
2 ounces gin
1-ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 ounce simple syrup/liquid stevia
Lemon and maraschino cherry for garnish
The Tom Collins is simple to create at home because it needs no additional equipment—not even a shaker or strainer.
Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a Collins glass. Fill with ice, top with club soda and stir. If desired, garnish with a lemon wheel and maraschino cherry.
Want a fun trick? Use SodaStream to turn your white wine into sparkling wine! It just takes a little trial and error and some know-how.
This works best if you have a SodaStream model that allows you to adjust the carbonation level. Take your time and clean the machine right after carbonating anything other than water.
However, you can't apply this trick to every alcohol out there. This won't work on red wine due to its viscosity and high sugar content, while the carbon dioxide might alter the taste of liquors with delicate flavourings.
For example, tequila and gin are better off mixed with sparkling water than carbonating directly from your SodaStream machine.
Try out your own SodaStream improvements to your beverages!
This is just a jumping point for you to experiment with new recipes using your convenient SodaStream machine.
When using your own homemade sparkling water, you know exactly what you're putting in your body, unlike store-bought sodas with harmful additives.
A SodaStream machine will be a life-transforming decision for the better; we are the best investment to achieve your lifestyle goals.
So go forth and have fun with all the exciting possibilities, and make sure to off your SodaStream creations by tagging us on Instagram!