Sodastream Recipes – The Road Test

So here it is – the post my fan has been waiting for- DIY Sodastream Recipes.

I’ve been a molecular mixologist for some time, ever since I first tried mixing Cherry Cola, Lime Juice, Vodka and brake fluid in a drink that the New York Times’ dubbed “My legs! Call an ambulance – I can’t feel my f*&king legs.”

Taking inspiration from the good people over at the internet (read: straight up stealing ideas and presenting them as my own), I present the following road test of DIY sodastream recipes.

Clementine and Pomegranate Soda

The recipe says to combine:

  • ½ part clementine juice
  • ½ part pomegranate juice
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • 4 parts soda water.

Firstly, the only clementine that I know of is that of a philandering wife of a prospector. Mining’s a lot like prospecting and wives are just women so I headed down to the local high school to ask for the juice of a female minor. Once I’d made bail I decided to forego this recipe and have a glass of vodka mixed with nutella, a little drink I call “Parole Violation”.


Lemon Basil Soda

By mixing:

  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 part basil simple syrup
  • 4 parts soda water

one can make a delightful drink that tastes like the cough drop you found at the bottom of your pocket with the hair on it. I’d rate this drink four and a half stars, but given there are over 18 stars in the known universe, this is a pretty low score. Also half a star is technically a planet.

Lavender and Lemon Soda


  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 T Fresh Lavender
  • 1 Cup Lemon Juice.
  • 1 Litre Soda

Initially buoyed by the floral notes this drink promised, the experience quickly became unhinged when I couldn’t procure fresh lavender. Being the resourceful person I am, I quickly realised that it is only the perfume notes that define this drink and as such, a substitution could be possible.

Having recovered, a New Car smell deodorising pine tree was a poor substitute.



Cream Soda

When I got to this recipe, I’d had a couple more “Parole Violations” and zoned out for a bit. Basically I poured cream into the Sodastream bottle and pressed the button. On it’s own, it lacked the volume and flavour desired, but once mixed with a leftover Parole Violation, the drink took on a whole new mouthfeel and flavour profile (which are words that Webster defines as “Pertaining to, or demonstrating, the w@nkish nature of the orator”).

This is now my new favourite drink and so I named it the “Habitual Offender”. 17/18 stars.

Classic Chocolate Egg Cream

I’d rather drink man cream.

Next up:  6 more Habitual Offenders….


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