Naturally Flavored Sparkling Water
Flavor sparkling water with fresh fruits & herbs or a touch of sweetness with naturally flavored honey syrups. This is an easy, refreshing, healthful alternative to sugary sodas.
Is it finally getting warm where you live? It's definitely been warming up in Southern Oregon! Last week felt downright summery! Since warm days call for cool drinks, I thought I'd make a big batch of my firstborn's favorite: raspberry lemonade. Berries are just coming into season here, and my entire family just loves berries! Most berries are low in natural sugars, so berries are favorite fruits among diabetics like me. I picked up all my ingredients at Walmart. They carry a 12 oz…
Fizzy Kiwi Lemonade
This drink is loaded with fresh fruit, much more nutritious than soda or bottled fruit drinks. Each serving meets the daily recommendation for vitamin C.
Salpicón is a fresh homemade Colombian fruit beverage. It's served cold and loaded with chopped fruit such as watermelon, papaya, strawberries, pineapple, oranges, apples, bananas and carbonated soda.
Drink Recipe: Strawberry Basil Soda
I have a spring birthday that coincides with peak strawberry season, so these glorious berries always feature in the festivities. Though some might think it overkill, this year I am dreaming of an all strawberry menu, from crostini appetizers to old-fashioned strawberry shortcake, a Victoria sponge cake (Two desserts? Why not?!), and this sparkly homemade soda.
Healthier Habits: How To Beat The Soda Pop Addiction
I used to be a heavy cola drinker (somewhere between 2 to 4 cans a day) and I decided for me, pop's ok in moderation but consuming it daily in the amounts I was could never be defined as a healthy habit. What I most enjoyed: it's nice and cold,…
Due to just being around people in general, soda pop made its way into our house. For years I have been battling to get it back out. Rather than throw my hands up in despair while my husband and children begged for it (mostly just on the days they were terribly bored with iced tea or the occasional juice), I figured out a substitute. I hate to see anything thrown out, and I love creative uses of anything else. This led to soda syrups, which we use with sparkling water in a ratio of roughly 3…
How to Make Homemade Soda
Let's say it's a hot summer day, and you'd like a nice refreshing glass of ginger ale. Looking at the two ingredient lists below, which would you rather drink? Number 1: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Natural Flavors, Caramel Color (notice the lack of the word 'ginger'?) Number 2: Water, Cane Sugar, Fresh Ginger, Fresh Lemon Juice, Yeast Personally, I'd go with number 2. If you haven't guessed already, #1 is one of the leading supermarket brands…
Homemade Soda: Carbonation Methods, Flavorings and Recipes - Cook - Herb Companion
Whether you’re a home cook or a home brewer, knowing how to make soda at home will be a valuable addition to your culinary skill set. Try these four soft drink recipes the next time you’re craving something sweet and unique.