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Published on June 12th, 2014 | by Gavin

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Skinny Cocktails with SodaStream

You’ve probably worked out now that I love good cocktail, so I’m always open to trying something new.  So when SodaStream invited me down to the Selfridges Bubble Lounge to try some fizzy cocktails that are all less than 150 calories each, I was hardly going to say no.

For those too young to remember the original device from the late 80s/ early 90s, SodaStream in a nutshell is a kitchen appliance that turns ordinary tap water into carbonated fizz.  The new entry level Play model incorporates all the fizz of its bigger brothers but in a more compact design.  Along with the Play device, there are 3 new ‘Free’ SodaStream syrups that contain no artificial sweeteners, flavours, colours or preservatives; and is the primary ingredient to make the skinny cocktails.

Sodastream Play Yellow

SodaStream have come up with a host of bespoke cocktails using the Free flavours (Passion-Mango, Bitter Lemon, and Apple-Peach) and have purposefully made them easy to make at home using everything from fresh fruit, chilli, and lemon sherbet!  I got the chance to try my hand at making some fizzed up cocktails at the Bubble Lounge launch in Selfridges on Oxford Street, and was surprisingly easy to make compared to conventional cocktails (which can be a bit of a pain in the butt to create).  I tasted the Hot & Passionate Fizz and Peach Mojito, and despite being light versions of drinks I love, they were better than most of the concoctions I’ve attempted to make at home.

SodaStream Play (RRP £69.99) and the range of syrups (priced from £3.49) is available from Selfridges or direct from www.sodastream.co.uk

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Hot and Passionate Fizz

We’ve included three recipes below if you want to make some of your own:

HOT & PASSIONATE FIZZ

Ingredients: 25ml quality vodka, Pulp of 1 passion fruit, 15ml fresh lime juice, 1 thin slice red chili, 50ml SodaStream Free Passion-Mango. Stir and garnish with ¼ passion fruit and a thin chili slice.

Calories: 102

Method: Add vodka, chili, passion fruit pulp and fresh lime juice into a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice and shake. Double strain into a chilled rocks glass and top with carbonated SodaStream Free Passion-Mango. Stir and garnish with ¼ passion fruit and a thin chili slice.

Calories: 102

SKINNY PEACH MOJITO

Ingredients: 35ml white rum, 10ml peach puree, 6 mint leaves, 25ml fresh lime juice, 100ml SodaStream Free Apple-Peach

Method: Muddle lime and puree in a Collins glass and add mint leaves and rum, fill the glass with crushed ice and top with carbonated SodaStream Free Apple-Peach. Churn and cap with crushed ice, garnish with a wedge of peach and a mint sprig.

Calories: 110

FRESH LEMON DROP

Ingredients: 35ml citrus vodka, 30ml freshly made lemon sherbet, 50ml SodaStream Free Fresh Bitter Lemon

Method: Add vodka and sherbet into a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice and shake hard. Double strain into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice and top with carbonated SodaStream Free Fresh Bitter Lemon. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Calories: 142

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Born and raised in Croydon, South London, Gavin is a lover of cocktails, a passionate foodie, and a self-proclaimed ‘dancing god’. A (relatively) normal guy that decided to start blogging about his experiences around the city he loves.



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