So, a number of my friends had suggested that I buy one of these things, but I guess I’m a late fizzer. Finally picked one up at Bed, Bath & Beyond last week for $89 with one of those 20% off coupons that seem to multiply by themselves (must have dozens lying around the house, in my car, and at office). Got my SodaStream home, set it up with little effort, and was quickly creating my own sparking water.
The unit allowed me to control the levels of spritz from lightly fizzy to crazy bubblicious. Of course, I chose bubblicious. Only took seconds to create my first liter. It came with a variety-pack of flavors, from cola to root beer to diet soda, which you add after fizzing. However, being the daring gourmet that I am, I created my first flavor myself.
A tablespoon of organic simple syrup (equal parts of water and sugar heated until dissolved and then cooled to room temp) and the juice of two Lisbon Lemons. Slowly poured the mixture into the bottle, and within seconds I had one of the most fantastic, flavorful, healthy, satisfying, low-calorie home-made sodas on the planet! I became an instant fan. Exotic combinations followed. Basil, ginger soda.
Pomegranate soda. And even Fingerlime Jellyfish Soda ( when you put the little citrus globules from the lime into the soda they stream up-and-down for hours like little jellyfish). I love this machine. Anyone can turn tap water into a sparkling sensation in seconds. The possibilities are endless and it’s eco-friendly and inexpensive too! No wasted bottles and you’ll always be able to make a fun drink for guests on a moment’s notice.