Soda can be so much more than mass-produced Coke and Fanta. "Make Your Own Soda" shares how easy it is to concoct homemade sodas from fresh, all-natural ingredients that are available at any market.
In recent years, Americans have become increasingly aware of the terrible health risks of soda laden with corn syrup and artificial colors. Now, folks are starting to make their own carbonated drinks, using SodaStream machines and tap water or store-bought plain seltzer as a base and mixing in flavored syrups. Make Your Own Soda will be the must-have recipe book for any home cook wanting to create delicious, natural soda syrups and the drinks-hot and cold-that can be made with them. Make Your Own Soda includes 75 recipes for retro and avant-garde flavors, from classic black cherry, orange, and root beer to pomegranate and basil, lavender and elderberry, and the author's award-winning hibiscus. The syrup recipes are simple infusions that steep fresh fruits, citrus zests, teas, and spices in simple syrup. Also included are recipes for egg creams, ice cream sodas, punches, hot beverages, and cocktails that all use the soda syrups, as well as fun sidebars featuring interestings soda facts and recipe tips. With 40 color photographs of finished drinks and ingredients, Make Your Own Soda will be a fun, practical cookbook of simple recipes that any home cook and sod
ANTON NOCITO is the owner of P&H Soda Co., an all-natural soda syrup company located in Brooklyn, New York. With previous stints as a butcher and coffee roaster, Nocito is a graduate of the French Culinary Institue and has held positions as executive sous chef within the Union Square Hospitality Group and at Delicatessen in New York City. Visit him at PnHSodaandSyrupInc.com.