I used to drink a lot of soft drinks when I was younger and didn’t care so much about but what I put into my body. 😉 But as I got older, I got wiser and realized just how much sugar was in a single can of Coke or root beer. So I stopped drinking regularly and now I only have it at special times or when the other drink options aren’t appealing. But with new products coming out like the SodaStream, where you can make your own soda and control what goes in the syrup my interest has been peaked.
The Artisan Soda Workshop is a recipe book that allows you to make your own refreshing, all-natural sodas and elixirs at home with or without a SodaStream! It has 70 recipes with step-by-step instructions, and beautiful, colourful photos, making it easy for you to create your own bubbly fruit, herb and spice drinks as well some of your favorites such as:
- Cherry Coke
- Root Beer
- Pineapple-Basil Soda
- Sparkling Rosemary Lemonade
- Fizzy Papaya-Orange Agua Fresca
- Strawberry-Balsamic Shrub
- Hibiscus Soda
and so many more!!
My favorite thing about this book is that the soda syrup recipes use all-natural ingredients that you likely have on hand! And many of the soda syrup recipes use only a small handful of ingredients which appeals to me even more. My husband and I tried to make our own ginger ale one time and it didn’t turn out all that well so I am looking forward to making the ginger syrup, which only has four ingredients! (Not including the seltzer ;)) Each recipe is easy to read and follow, and you most definitely aren’t limited to just making soda! You can also use the syrups to flavor smoothies, top pancakes or french toast, stir it into some oatmeal, top your ice cream, as a cocktail mixer or combine it with oil and vinegar for a tasty salad dressing! So many possibilities you just need to use your imagination. 🙂
The Artisan Soda Workshop was released in July of 2012, by Ulysses Press, at a suggested retail price of $14.95 and is available for purchase at most independent bookstores as well as online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.
*Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of the above reviewed item by Ulysses Press to help facilitate my review. All opinion and thoughts are my strictly my own.*