F&W's Grace Parisi makes this soda with iSi's new Twist 'n Sparkle soda maker, which carbonates beverages in less than 30 seconds. $50; williams-sonoma.com.
Click here for the recipe: Ginger-Lemongrass Soda
Sugary Drinks You Can Make At Home
Crème Brûlée Soda
Imagine the flavors of a crème brûlée toasted caramel, slight bitterness, and a touch of sweetness, washed with a lush flood of cream and the innocent scent of vanilla.
Recipe from Homemade Soda by Andrew Schloss/Storey Publishing, 2011. Click here for the recipe: Crème Brûlée Soda
Very Merry Punch
There was a time when every household had its own recipe for spiced hot-wine punch. Folks would roam from house to house testing each one. With the blend of flavors in this punch, revelers might never move on to other houses on the block.
Click here for the recipe: Very Merry Punch
Pressing the raspberries through a fine-mesh sieve will get every drop of juice into this refreshing limeade while leaving those pesky seeds behind. If you want to make it ahead, don’t add the seltzer until the last minute.
Click here for the recipe: Raspberry Limeade
You’ll feel like you’re on a tropical getaway with this refreshing cocktail. To keep it cool, freeze fresh berries for 30 minutes before blending. For a nonalcoholic version, omit the rum and add 1/2 cup additional strawberries.
Click here for the recipe: Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiri
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New York City will never taste so sweet again ... literally. Say goodbye to super-sized sodas and other sugary drinks you love. As of Thursday, New York City health officials are expected to put a 16-ounce limit on any sugary drinks being sold at restaurants, theaters and delis.
Mayor Bloomberg originally proposed the regulation, which a panel of health experts approved after months of review. The ban includes non-diet sodas, sweetened teas and other beverages. However, the ban does not reach supermarkets or convenience stores.
Don't panic. If you love sugar as much as we do, we have good news: Health officials can't regulate what you drink in the comfort of your own home, and we have plenty of homemade sugary drink options for you!
Click through the slideshow to find recipes for homemade sugary drinks.