75° Weather is Here! 3 [No Sugar Added] Spring Soda Recipes

RachelDrinks0 Comments

Spring is here, and the heat is coming along with it. I consume a crazy amount of carbonated water, especially in the warm months, and sometimes the pileup of cans just gets to be too much! Enter: The SodaStream. I’m pretty much obsessed with this product- I drink a lot of water working in the kitchen and fizzy water just makes getting my 8 cups a little more enjoyable. I simply fill the canister with cold water, place it into the SodaStream and ta-dah! Fizz! My immediate go-to is a squeeze of fresh lemon, but I thought it might be fun to come up with a few, fresh, no sugar added soda recipes to mix it up a bit.

This post was originally created for Cooking Light’s blog, Simmer and Boil, but I thought I would share it with you! Check out more of my posts here.

The machine pictured is the SodaStream Source. This is not a sponsored post, I just think the SodaSteam is real cool.

Watermelon-Mint Spritzer

I am so looking forward to sitting-on-the-porch weather, hanging out while the grill makes dinner and the dog plays in the yard. Idyllic, no? This watermelon spritzer is perfect for porch weather, and even if you crack open a watermelon and find it not-so-perfect inside, you can totally use it for juice.

  • 1/2 small watermelon, cubed
  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves
  • 1 liter SodaStream carbonated water
  1. Working in batches, place cubes of watermelon in a blender. Blend on high until you have a smooth, watery mixture. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth into a large bowl. Using a wooden spoon, push as much juice as you can through the strainer. Discard pulp.
  2. Repeat process with any remaining batches of watermelon. Chill juice for 3-4 hours.
  3. In a large pitcher, pour juice to fill halfway. With a long-handled spoon, muddle mint into the juice. (The longer the mint sits in the juice, the mintier it will become.)
  4. Top with SodaStream carbonated water and enjoy! (Just a tip, this spritzer also goes well with 1oz of gin or other preferred liquor.)

Bubbly Iced Tea

I’ve recently moved to Alabama, and I’ve been introduced to the ways of the ‘koozie’. You know, the rubber cover that shields your hand from condensation and keeps your drink cold? This Bubbly Iced Tea will absolutely call for a koozie, and feel free to sweeten with natural sugars or add a squeeze of lemon, but be sure to enjoy by the pool. Koozie or not…

  • 1 liter SodaStream carbonated water
  • 6 tea bags (I used green tea)
  • 2 cups hot water
  1. Combine hot water and tea bags. Let sit for 10 minutes and remove tea bags. Let tea cool to room temperature.
  2. In a glass with lots of ice, combine 2 parts tea to 3 parts carbonated water. Enjoy!

Triple Berry Fizz

When I first think of soda, I immediately go to ‘Why is it brown?’ Why do people drink a sweet, carbonated liquid that is such an ugly color!? I’ve sworn off standard sodas, and it has made such a difference. Yes, sometimes the insane craving gets to me, but I feel so much better when I drink water and leave the caffeine to my morning coffee.

This fizz featuring beautiful, juicy berries is an awesome alternative to sugar-loaded sodas, and it celebrates the fact that strawberry season is here!

  • 1 oz each raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries
  • 1 L SodaStream carbonated water
  1. Set berries out on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, finely dice berries. (It does not have to be perfect!) Keep chopping until you get a smoother consistency.
  2. Pour into a glass, and top with carbonated water. Enjoy with a large straw!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *