One of the best parts of Summer is the prospect of the cool Summer drinks full to the brim with springs of mint and chunks of strawberries, vying for attention with the clinking ice-cubes in the tall glass.
Yep, a bit like that…
Therefore when Sodastream sent me their new collection of Summer flavours to review, I was more than happy to give them a good try out. Light and tangy, the fruity drinks are perfect for a refreshment on a warm day or a balmy Summer's evening.
Flavours like Pink Grapefruit, Elderflower, Lemonade, Orange, and Peach and Pear are ideal at this time of year.
I've been experimenting with some of the flavours and really like the Peach and Pear syrup, and I've knocked up an Elderflower spritzer using this syrup.
Sodastream always goes down a treat with my family at our clan gatherings; they like the light and invigorating fruit flavours and with a Sodastream they are so easy to whip up at the drop of a hat. We don't keep bottles of fizzy drinks in this house (we don't have space for it to start with), and aside from that the chances are we never have the one we want. 750ml Sodastream syrup bottles make up to 6 litres of fresh soda, equal to 16 cans, and three bottles take up the same space in a cupboard as a normal 1 litre bottle of lemonade or cola, but produce six times as much.
From £3.49 a bottle of syrup, they are also cost effective saving a few pounds on conventional brands. With over 50 flavours in the Sodastream range, there's certainly something for everyone.
I was sent a selection of the syrups to try, my opinions are honest and unbiased.