Today’s lesson is 216 words, a 51 sec reading time. It is the sixth lesson of How to Hack Your Freezer.
Sparkling citrus soda (aka “Homemade LaCroix”) is a delicious, faintly sweet, effervescent beverage. More economical than buying from the store, this concoction is also gentler on the environment, straightforward to prepare, and will spare you from schlepping all those cans & bottles. Additionally, you can customize the flavorings precisely to your liking, or even create your own signature cocktail (or mocktail).🍹
Sparkling water maker (optional)
Citrus flavor cubes (or juice)
Pour sparkling water into your favorite glass
Add citrus cubes or juice
Citrus juices include: grapefruit (aka pamplemousse), lemon, lime, orange.
Other juices: cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, grape, pineapple, guava, passion fruit, mango, strawberry, etc.
Chill the water before adding carbonation. Cold water holds bubbles best.
For delicate flavors (e.g., mint, cucumber, watermelon, ginger), infuse the water overnight.
For a sweeter beverage, add sweetener (e.g., simple syrup, stevia)
1 cube of lemon/lime juice (2 tablespoons) = ~ 10-15 calories
For an “on-the-go” option, transfer into smaller individual bottles.
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