Make Your Own Soda: Syrup Recipes for All-Natural Pop, Floats, Cocktails, and More

Make Your Own Soda: Syrup Recipes for All-Natural Pop, Floats, Cocktails, and More

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by Anton Nocito, Lynn Marie Hulsman
     
 

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Sweet-tart lime. Bright cherry. Creamy vanilla.
 
Natural sodas are vibrantly flavored with the zing of just-squeezed citrus juice, the sweetness of ripe berries, or the subtle perfume of fresh herbs. And with the popularity of countertop appliances that turn tap water into sparkling water, it’s easier than ever to make the real thing inSee more details below

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Sweet-tart lime. Bright cherry. Creamy vanilla.
 
Natural sodas are vibrantly flavored with the zing of just-squeezed citrus juice, the sweetness of ripe berries, or the subtle perfume of fresh herbs. And with the popularity of countertop appliances that turn tap water into sparkling water, it’s easier than ever to make the real thing in your own kitchen: simply mix a fresh soda syrup with bubbly water for a drink that’s as sweet (or not) as you like—minus any artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.
            In Make Your Own Soda, you’ll find 70 recipes for all-natural syrups with unique, artisanal flavors like pineapple, lemongrass, and hibiscus, as well as old-time favorites like ginger, sarsaparilla, and grape. You’ll also find great ways to use homemade syrups to create soda fountain classics (Chocolate Egg Cream), great cocktails (Lovage Gin Fizz), and hot drinks (Hot Apple Spice Cup), all as delicious as they are distinctive.

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Library Journal
Former chef and founder of P&H Soda Co., Nocito highlights the ease of making your own natural syrups for sodas, cocktails, and other drinks. Requiring mostly basic ingredients, some common kitchen tools, and plenty of seltzer, the more than 70 recipes for syrups range from simple Lime or Sour Cherry Syrup (the basis for Cherry Lime Rickeys), to Ginger Raisin Shrub Syrup. Those who are jonesing for an old-fashioned egg cream will find a recipe here, while anyone interested in updated ice cream soda flavors can attempt a Malaysian Egg Cream (with Rose Syrup) or a Cherry Verbena Ice Cream Soda (with Dried Cherry Syrup and Lemon Verbena Ice Cream). VERDICT Kitchen artisans and do-it-yourselfers will find this compact reference guide a terrific addition to their shelves. [See the Q+A with Nocito on page 98.—Ed.]—Kristi Chadwick, Emily Williston Lib., Easthampton, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780770433550
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
459,376
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Anton Nocito is the founder of P&H Soda Co., an all-natural soda syrup company located in Brooklyn, New York. Nocito is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and was an executive sous chef within the Union Square Hospitality Group, as well as other restaurants in New York City and Long Island.

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