Monday, December 9, 2013

SodaStream- 12 Days of Christmas Day 5 #giveaway

If you've followed this blog for any amount of time, you already know how much we love our SodaStream machine. It was one of the first joint purchases Gabe and I made when we moved in together. We love it so much that both of our parents are now proud owners of their own machine. Besides the convenience of being able to make soda or sparkling water at anytime (along with freeing up cabinet space), the nutritional value of SodaStream is huge. This is what initially sold me on our first machine.
I had the opportunity to check out the latest SodaStream machine - the SodaStream Source. While we love our other machine, it does not have a CO2 indicator. The indicator is golden - it lights up when your selected amount of carbonation has been completed. The machine is also much easier to manage.

SodaStream partnered up with Yves BĂ©har, world-renowned designer and social entrepreneur to create the Source. The carbonating bottle easily locks into place with a single-push motion which is my favorite feature of this machine.

SodaStream also partnered up with Ocean Spray which was music to my ears. My favorite SodaStream flavor has always been cranberry raspberry. I like mixing this flavor with vodka to make adult beverages in it. For the last year and a half, I have wished that there was a cranberry only option. I usually make Vodka, Cranberry and Soda Water. I can tell you I loved loved loved the OceanSpray cranberry. Now if I could get SodaStream to make Ginger Beer, we'd be golden.

My best friend Keri loves cosmos. While we never make them at home, every time we are on our annual girls cruise, this is the drink of choice. I decided to make a cosmo using the SodaStream cranberry and it came out excellent!
SodaStream Ocean Spray Cranberry Cosmo
2 ounces (1/4 cup) vodka
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) triple sec
3/4 ounce (1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons) SodaStream Ocean Spray Cranberry juice
1/4 ounce (1 1/2 teaspoons) fresh lime juice


SodaStream graciously agreed to participate in the 12 Days of Christmas! They will be giving away one SodaStream Starter kit, valued at $99 with the winners choice of three full size flavors! Leave me a comment below letting me know what your favorite carbonated beverage is.
The 12 Days of Christmas giveaway will take place the first 3 weeks of December. Each week, I will have four giveaways and you can gain entries on each one by entering through the rafflecopter widget below. Remember to come back each day to enter on each separate giveaway. 

Week two giveaways:
December 9th SodaStream soda maker starter kit
December 10th Zoku Slush Maker
December 11th Milestones Jewelry I Run For Wine Bracelet
December 12th Boston Bills athletic sunglasses
a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:

  1. I gave my sister a Soda Steam for Christmas last year and she loves it! I've been hooked on Lacroix Pamplemousse lately.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aren't they the best machines! I haven't had that Lacroix flavor yet. I may look into getting it for the office!

      Delete
  2. I'm a Dr Pepper fan.......but I'd be interested in giving this a try! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They you would love SodaStreams version of Dr. Pepper. It is one of my top 3 flavors!

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. We gave my fiance's parents a sodastream because they are major Diet Coke people. The taste is almost identical.

      Delete
  4. I love orange or grapefruit sparkling water.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't like grapefruit but I LOVE grapefruit sparkling water. Weird, right? SodaStream has sparkling water flavors too :)

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Nothing better than an ice cold pepsi on a hot day!

      Delete
  6. My favorite carbonated beverage is club soda, tequila, and lime...aka a NorCal margarita :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OK - I have never heard of this drink but must make it ASAP!

      Delete
  7. I keep looking and looking at these. I'm not huge pop drinker, my husband is, but I'd love to have one so I could make it less calories.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's the way it is in our family too. I rarely have soda but drink a lot of sparkling water. My fiance is a soda person. Just to have the cabinet space freed up is a huge benefit (he was one of those guys who would buy 4 12 packs at a time). We haven't bought soda from the store in almost 2 years!

      Delete
  8. I'm hopelessly addicted to Dr. Pepper.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. SodaStreams version of Dr Pepper is AWESOME. Top 3 flavors for sure.

      Delete
  9. I am beyond obsessed with carbonated beverages-- especially my favorite "fizzy water." I buy them by the case... which drives my husband insane... since they are heavy and he carries them. Constantly refilling the fridge, etc. Have ALWAYS wanted one of these sodastreams-- sadly, no one was carrying them at the stores we registered at when we got married, even though it was on all of our wish lists! Maybe we can win one as my early birthday present :) Fingers crossed! My drink of choice, BTW, is lemon or lemon lacroix or polar seltzer :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You would love one of these machines!!! Good luck :)

      Delete
  10. Normally just plain ice cold water is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love that cranberry cosmo idea. Even though I'm not a huge soda drinker...I really do fancy a Coke or Sprite every now and then...the soda stream machine is pretty cool indeed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's one of the reasons I like it, if I have that rare, I want an ice cold coke moment, I can make it at anytime! Great for cocktail mixers for sure. We always bought coke for Jack and Coke and it would go flat before Gabe drank it all.

      Delete
  12. My favorite soda beverage is ginger ale.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love Ginger Ale! I love Ginger Beer even more.

      Delete
  13. My favorite beverage is just good ol' sweet tea. :) Also, I've been wanting a Soda Stream for FOREVER. I'm so happy you are giving one away and hope I win, lol.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. GOOD LUCK! I grew up on sweet tea (Grandma is from South Carolina) and cannot drink it as an adult. I like half and half tea.

      Delete
  14. I'm digging this new concoction of coconut and cola flavoring mixed with sparkling water.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh my, I would love this. My husband and I go through waaaaay too much sparkling water every week and those bottles get heavy lugging all the way into our apartment. Also love the blog name :) Me too ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you and I feel your pain! That was how we were before the sodastream. We live on a 3rd floor condo w/ no elevator. It was one of the deciding factors when we purchased our first machine.

      Delete
  16. Soda-wise, I'm a big fan of mountain dew

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete