You might remember my love of my SodaStream in the June Edition of Things I Love. I’m still in love my my machine and I have had a blast making liter after litter of soda using it. As a matter of fact, I’ve used my machine so many times I have already had to get my first refill for the CO cartridge.
Getting a refill cartridge couldn’t be easier-I just took my empty cartridge into my local Bed, Bath & Beyond and picked up a new one. The regular price was only $14.99 and with my $5 off $15 coupon it was just a little over $10 with tax. Each cartridge should last for about 60 liters. I also love the fact that when you do this the cartridges get recycled.
I bought every single flavor of SodaStream syrup that I thought sounded good when I was purchasing my supplies. I was happy with all but one-Diet Pink Grapefruit. I hate waste and was bummed that I didn’t like it. Then inspiration took-would I like it better if it was mixed with something else? I mixed the pink grapefruit with lemon-lime. Success! Half and half pink grapefruit and lemon-lime is delicious. Maybe even my favorite flavor of all I have tried.
This made me want to try even more flavors, I’ve been mixing and matching up all of my flavor syrups to see which combinations I like best. Pink Grapefruit and Lemon Lime are still winning, but it’s been a ton of fun trying everything else. I recommend saving one of the caps from one of your empty syrup bottles for mixing if you want to try this.
I also experimented with Torani syrup and plain carbonated water. One ounce of the syrup of your choice with one glass of bubbly water is the perfect combination. I love flavored seltzers so it’s great to make some of my own. Torani has plenty of sugar free varieties, too. I love a good diet cherry cola. Since SodaStream only makes a regular Cherry Cola syrup I make diet cola and add a splash of Torani sugar free cherry syrup for the perfect diet cherry cola.
Tonight’s drink of choice? Diet Orange SodaStream with just a splash of Diet Fountain Mist (think Diet Mt. Dew) mixed in.