Blood Orange Aperol Punch

Ingredients:
400 ml blood orange juice
100 ml Aperol
1 g agar-agar
Preparation:
Boil 3 tbsp. of blood orange juice with the agar-agar (available in health food stores) for 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients. Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Shake vigorously before serving.

Serving Suggestion:
Boil up the juice of one orange with 2 tbsp. water, 1 tbsp. brown sugar and mulled wine spices. Add 100 ml red wine and 50 ml Aperol liqueur and heat.

Blue Moon

Ingredients:
1 x mint leaves
1.25 tbsp Vodka
1.25 tbsp Blue Curaçao
Preparation:
Fill the Soda Siphon with cold water. Screw on 1 soda charger and shake vigorously. To ensure the water is really fizzy refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Serving Suggestion:
Place some ice cubes in a glass and pour the vodka and Curaçao over the top. Top up with soda water from the Soda Siphon and garnish with mint.

Whiskey Sour

Ingredients:
4 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tbsp sugar
4 x ice cubes
2 3/4 tbsp Whiskey
Preparation:
Fill the Soda Siphon with cold water. Screw on 1 C02 soda charger and shake vigorously. To ensure the water is really fizzy refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Serving Suggestion:
Place all the ingredients in the shaker together with some ice and shake quickly and vigorously before pouring into a tall glass with ice. Top up with a dash of soda water from the iSi Soda Siphon.

Mint and Lime Soda

Ingredients:
1 tbsp. lime juice
3 pinchesgranulated sugar
0.5 x lime(s)
1 x sprig of mint

Preparation:
Fill the Soda Siphon with cold water. Screw on 1 soda charger and shake vigorously. To ensure the water is really fizzy refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Serving Suggestion:
Pour the lime juice and granulated sugar into a glass. Pour over the soda water from the  Soda Siphon and serve with the lime slices and mint.

Ginger and Rosemary Lemonade

Ingredients:

0.5 tbsp. Ginger
2 pieces Sprigs of rosemary
1 tbsp. Granulated sugar
0.5 pieces Lime(s)

Ingredients (per Glass):

Fill the Soda Siphon with cold water. Screw on 1 C02 soda charger and shake vigorously. To ensure the water is really fizzy refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Serving Suggestion:

Pour all the ingredients into a glass and stir with a bar spoon until the granulated sugar dissolves. Top up with soda water from the Soda Siphon.

Strawberry Mojito

Ingredients for Strawberry Mojito

50 ml White rum
20 ml Strawberry syrup
2 tsp. Brown sugar
1 pieces Lime(s)
5 pieces Strawberry (strawberries)
2 pieces Sprig of mint

Preparation:

Fill the Soda Siphon with cold water. Screw on 1 c02 soda charger and shake vigorously.

Chop the ends of the limes off and cut the limes into eight. Place them in a glass with the brown sugar, strawberry syrup, fresh strawberries,and mint sprigs and crush the ingredients together with a pestle. Fill the glass with ice and add the rum. Stir the contents of the glass. Top up with soda water from the Soda Siphon.

To ensure the water is really fizzy refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Mint & Lime Soda Siphon Recipe

Ingredients:

15 ml Lime juice
3 g Granulated sugar
0.5 pieces Lime(s)
1 pieces Sprig of mint

Preparation:
Fill the Soda Siphon with cold water. Screw on a C02 Soda Charger and shake vigorously. Leave the Soda Siphon to chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour to ensure the water is really fizzy.

Serving suggestion:
Pour the lime juice and granulated sugar into a glass. Pour over the soda water from the Soda Siphon and serve with the lime slices and mint.

Pink Lime Soda Siphon Recipe

Pink Lime Soda Siphon Recipe

Ingredients for a 0.5 L  Soda Siphon:

10 ml lemon juice 
40 ml lemon syrup 
40 ml Pink Grapefruit Syrup

Preparation:

Fill the Soda siphon with cold water. Using 1 C20 charge, screw it into siphon and shake vigorously. For the most effervescent keep soda siphon in fridge for at least 1 hour before using. 

Serving suggestions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake briefly and strain into a glass over ice. Fill with soda water from the Soda Siphon.

Carbonated Fruit

Fruit is delicious as it is, but have you tried carbonated fruit? You have always been able to do this using  dry ice, but that is never usually readily available and hard to come by. Carbonated fruit is delicious,

really fun and pretty easy. All you need is a soda siphon or whipped cream dispenser and C02 cartridges. The Co2 cartridges are the same size as the N20 cartridges so there will be no problem using C02 in your whipped cream dispenser —  here are the steps!

Fizzy Fruit

  1. Fill the whip cream dispenser (or siphon) with fruit
  2. Screw on top securly
  3. Charge with one soda charger (two if you have the 1 L whipper)
  4. Leave in for a few hours
  5. Release pressure with valve  – ( don’t forget this step!)
  6. Unscrew top and serve!

It’s a fun way for kids to eat fruit, and also a great decorative added for mixed drinks or garnish on top of desserts!

 

Older Soda Siphons

Every day we get people calling up asking “Do you have a charger holder that will fit my old soda siphon?”. A lot of people pick up soda siphons at estate sales, garage sales,thrift stores or on Ebay; you can find old soda siphons in many places. It is very important that before you purchase a used soda siphon you make sure it comes with a charger holder, if there is no charger holder, don’t waste your time —  its often very difficult to find old charger holders.  We try very hard to find the right fit to older soda siphons, but the reality is often times the charger holders that will work are unobtainable.  The best luck we have had to find older soda siphon parts is to to check on Ebay. Here are a few brands that we do not have charger holders that will fit for.

We do NOT have parts for:
BOC
Kidde
Soda King
Sparklets
Unknown soda siphons / seltzer bottles with no name.

The only soda siphon charger holders that we carry is the new ISI soda siphon charger holder, which is universal with the New* Classic Glass Soda  Siphon(Note: Not the *Old classic glass soda siphon, in most cases this charger holder it is much to big.). We also have Mosa charger holders that only fit Mosa  soda siphons(also about an inch in diameter).  To see if your siphon will fit this charger holder that we carry the first place to start is measuring  the metal screw  on where you would screw the charger holder.

ISI Soda Siphons


ISI changed their model of there soda siphon in 1996 the soda siphon on the right is the *NEW soda siphon while the soda siphon on the left is the old model. The charger holders are different and the new soda siphon charger holder doesn’t  fit onto the old one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Charger holder on the right is new, where the charger holder on the left(with wings) is old.

Here is a diagram of the old ISI soda siphon model, and the new ISI soda siphon model.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A good indication of how old your ISI soda siphon is, is by looking at the bottom of the siphon, here is the diagram:

 

 

 

Soda siphons are a great tool to make soda water and an environmentally smarter choice.  But its important before you obtain a used siphon you have the parts you need for it to work. If you don’t have a charger holder, your soda siphon will not work.  If you have any questions about different soda siphons or what kind of soda siphon you have feel free to leave a comment or shoot us an email!

 

Brooklyn Egg Cream

The Famous Egg creams from New York, so many new yorkers have such memories of them. Dating back to the 19th century to it’s roots in Brooklyn, which is home to its alleged inventor, candy store owner Louis Auster.  An interesting fact about egg creams is they contain neither egg, nor cream, nor ice cream.  Check out this delicious recipe using one of our soda siphons to make.

Brookyn Egg Cream Recipe

1/2 cup cold whole milk*
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1/2 cup of carbonated water from soda siphon

* Skim or 1% milk won’t foam as well

**Fox’s U-bet Chocolate Syrup is the famous chocolate syrup used in New York.

Pour milk into a 12 oz. glass. Fill glass with carbonated water from the soda siphon so that the white foam reaches the top of glass. Place spoon in glass. Pour chocolate syrup into glass, taking care to hit the spoon while pouring. Stir drink quickly, mixing the syrup with milk without deflating the foam. Serve immediately.

 

Note: Do not let egg cream sit for longer then 5 min or more; it will go flat.

 

Seltzer Works

I’m a big fan of documentaries, and this is one that was very enjoyable.  This is a very well shot film called Seltzer Works – about a seltzer company out of New York,  “Third generation seltzer filler Kenny Gomberg is the last bottler in Brooklyn”. While watching a short piece of it I’m reminded how far we have come. With a phone call or a couple clicks of the mouse you can have a seltzer maker and C02 delivered to your door.  I really enjoyed watching this documentary, I think you will too.

You can check it out Here –  http://video.pbs.org/video/1573880495/

The Wall Street Journal Rates Our Classic Glass Soda Siphon

If you haven’t heard yet The Wall Street Journal has rated our Classic glass Siphon as “Best Taste” among 5 of the top soda siphons available. Even outdoing the San Pellegrino they slipped in as a decoy! WOW! We got a shot at impressing the the most renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm at Le Bernardin in New York city. You can bet we were excited! Making your own seltzer is greener, cheaper and less back breaking than stocking cases of the stuff. Right in time for Christmas,  a great gift for everyone! Buy it Here

The Green Solution.

Soda Siphons are an “Active Green” product, meaning that consumers  are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda  or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves.

Because soda siphons use water straight from the tap, it  makes traditional store bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes. Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).

According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.

Water bottles play a huge role in American culture, but they shouldn’t. We have the opportunity to offset the environmental damage numbers such as these bring. Unlike the tragedy in the gulf, we can do something about this! Soda siphons are a great solution and the flavors are endless! with an endless amount of syrups, your mixture is your own.

Drink the cool-aid, and all 8 glasses!

Summer Solstice was yesterday, which means if you haven’t already its time to gear up for summer weather. The Mayo Clinic has posted a great article on water intake and how much you should drink – with a diagram of functions of water in the body. Check out the link here, and lets get drinking (water)!

We know how boring that might sound, but it doesn’t have to be! Its always a good idea to have a Classic Glass soda siphon around for a cold and refreshing bubbly drink –  ready when you need it.

Have fun this summer with this special soda making treat. Add your own syrups or just some fresh squeezed lemons and limes.  Its a great alternative to unhealthy soft drinks and limits intakes of additives and sugars, while keeping everyone safely hydrated.

The Classic Glass siphon works with 8 gram C02 cartridges, and is an easier alternative to carrying around soda water bottles.  Make cocktails, sodas and juices, and look totally cool while doing it!

Click this link to check out the Classic Glass Siphon.