Building a CO2 rig at home is easier than you think. And to top it off, you'll save money every year with this contraption. No more running to the store to lug home bottles of seltzer and soda, now you can make it at home!
Simple syrup isn't rocket science. Quite literally, in fact. When you mix equal parts water and sugar, you have a perfect solution for crying flavors of all sorts. Boil a few vanilla beans or some sliced ginger in the mixture and you'll be set for cocktails and soda alike.
I scoffed at my sister's obsession with her SodaStream for years. She evangelized it at dinner parties, sang its praises on the phone, and eventually convinced me that I simply could not live without one. And she was right.