Entertaining with SodaStream!
It kinda rocks.
Many of you know that since I’ve had my SodaStream machine, I’ve been obsessed with making my own sparkling drinks, trying new concoctions and enjoying old favorites. Sitting down and eating as a family is very important to us. With our busy lives, it can get hectic but, we always make the time to try to eat every meal together.
It’s a chance to talk about our day or anything really, listen to music and enjoy a delicious meal that we pair with a bubbly SodaStream beverage. What I love about the SodaStream machine, besides its obvious smexy sleekness, is that it is portable. This means that I can take the bubbly goodness with us, wherever we may go!
With the gorgeous weather here, it only means that it’s time to get outdoors and BBQ! For us, it means BBQ’ing as much as we can and enjoying good food and great company. Whether it is just us 4 or if we have friends and family over, there will always be good food and drink.
Prep the Bubbly!
Our usual consists of A LOT of meat. Whether it is ribs, sausages, hot dogs, burgers, steak or chicken, you can bet that they are paired with savory rice or potatoes, salad, chips and guacamole and amazing dessert. Most importantly, we wash down the goodness with our SodaStream bubbly. The nice thing about it is that we can make any flavor to suit everyone’s taste or cravings!
Ginger Ale On-The-Go, Anyone?
What I absolutely adore is that we can make it outdoors, whether it’s in our backyard patio, one of the nearby parks or at a campground in the wilderness. For our typical backyard patio dinner, the fare was flavorful, sides light and the SodaStream sparkling drinks aplenty! This is a simple drink that we would have at our outdoor patio lunches and dinners. A light Ginger Ale with a spritz of lime.
Toast to Good Times!
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with making refreshing sparkling drinks with your SodaStream. Most days, we enjoy the Diet Cola, Diet Cream Soda and Ginger Ale. But often, I love making new drinks for the whole family to enjoy!
You can make my favorite Cranberry Raspberry Mint sparkling drink or my tantalizing Watermelon Orange Grapefruit MOMosa. The possibilities are endless and you can bet that you’ll see more recipes coming from me–all summer long!
We have made our little backyard bistro summer-ready by adding a pop of color to our decor. Our new teal patio chair cushions, green and teal goblets, fancy place mats and of course, a splash of crimson with our super functional, oh-so-trendy SodaStream machine make it enticing to eat and drink outdoors!
A great way to enjoy an invigorating drink with just the right amount of lime.
- 1 SodaStream Bottle of Water
- 1 CAP of Diet Ginger Ale Mix
- Lime to taste.
- Gin to taste., OPTIONAL
- Carbonate the water.
- Add 1 CAP of Diet Ginger Ale mix.
- If using alcohol, add it and ENJOY!
Get Out There!
There is nothing like making a refreshing bubbly beverage for your family or guests right in front of them. Although it is something so simple, it really takes entertaining to another level. Just like I make tableside guacamole for my guests, making fun SodaStream drinks is something I’ve added to my repertoire!
What is your favorite summer drink?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Note: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with SodaStream Canada and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.