A couple of years ago we received a Soda Stream for Christmas from a very good friend of ours. While we generally don’t drink much soda, we often make our own ‘Club Soda’ enhanced with fresh fruit or berries during the summertime.
Here’s how you can make your own for little to nothing (if you already happen to have a soda stream). If not you can turn seltzer water into club soda instead, which will cost you about .75 per bottle, depending on which brand you purchase.
MYO Club Soda
1 Pint Water
1/8 tsp Baking Soda, slightly rounded
Club soda is merely carbonated water that contains Sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, and sodium citrate. Sodium Bicarbonate is simply baking soda, that’s it. Sodium Chloride is just table salt. Sodium phosphate is another Salt, usually used as an emulsifier.
To make your club soda, combine 1 pint of water, baking soda and salt in a soda stream bottle, cap, shake well. Remove cap and carbonate according to the directions on your machine. Re-Cap until needed.
Seriously folks, that’s it! Soda stream starter kits can be found on Amazon.
How to Make Homemade Lacroix with a SodaStream
Per Pint of homemade Club soda add 1 of the following:
- 1 Tbs of Lime Juice
- 1 Tbs Lemon Juice
- 1 Tbs Orange Juice
- To create unique flavors, add several drops of any LorAnn’s Super Strength Flavoring oils. Our family particularly enjoys the raspberry, strawberry kiwi, peach, and tropical punch flavors.
What are your favorite club soda additions?
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