Book Review : Homemade Soda by Andrew Schloss

Title: Homemade Soda
wpid-1x1trans-2012-01-8-18-35.gif 200 Recipes for Making & Using Fruit Sodas & Fizzy Juices, Sparkling Waters, Root Beers & Cola Brews, Herbal & Healing Waters, Sparkling Teas & Coffees, Shrubs & Switchels, Cream Sodas & Floats, & Other Carbonated Concoctions
Author: Andrew Schloss
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Pub Date: May 04, 2011
ISBN: 9781603427968
Category: NONFICTION – ADULT: Family & Home: Cooking: Beverages
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Soda is delectably fun to drink, and even more fun to make. It’s easy, it’s inexpensive, and best of all, the home soda maker controls the sweetness level and ingredients, creating a drink that’s exactly right. The variety of sodas that can be made at home is spectacular! Homemade Soda offers bubbly recipes and simple instructions for easy-to-learn techniques. Soda makers of any experience leve will delight in this must-have resource.
Author Andrew Schloss clearly explains the three basic methods of carbonation: yeast brewing, carbonating in a siphon, and infusing a flavor base with seltzer. Using these simple techniques, anyone can make a delicious array of refreshing recipes, such as Honey Cardamom Fizzy Water, Fruity Root Beer, Pomegranate Punch, Sparkling Espresso Jolt, Chai Fizz, Cold Fudge Soda, Sparkling Orange Creamsicle, Sangria Shrub, Malted Molasses Switchel, and Berry Vinegar Cordial. Some recipes show readers how to re-create the flovors of favorite commercial soft drinks. Still more recipes show how to use homemade soda in decadent desserts and adult cocktails. A handy problem-solving section helps readers troubleshoot if the unexpected happens.
So indulge in a glass of Lightly Salty Caramel Seltzer, enjoy the novelty of some Sparkling Rose Water, or serve a Bubbling Bloody Mary at your next brunch. Soda lovers can become soda makers in seconds flat!

My Thoughts:
This book is a fun read, there are tons of Soda recipes here to try, that i am still trying to figure out which one to try first. The biggest problem I am having is finding all of the ingredients I need with out having to order off the internet. We recently purchased on of those Soda Stream carbonating water contraptions, and I am itching to get beyond those pre packaged syrups that they sell. I want to try to get things a bit healthier and less expensive. The concept of making your own soda, for a die hard soda drinker is a dream come true. I really am looking forward to trying all the recipes that are in this book they all look and sound delicious.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5 Stars
Thanks to NetGalley and the Publisher for a copy of this book to review.