Giveaway: Cool Off With a New SodaStream Soda Maker!

Posted by on Saturday Aug 6th, 2011 | Print

[Giveaway Closed - 8/15/11]

Even though Phoebe’s childhood refrigerator was perpetually stocked with ginger ale, the two of us are not the biggest soda drinkers you’ve ever met. But bubbly water? Now you’re talking. Cara’s mom owns a SodaStream soda maker, and ever since we started this blog, it’s been our goal to somehow clutter our counters with one of our own.

Today, that dream has come true, and like the un-greedy people we are, we’re going to share the wealth! We’re giving away 1 Pure SodaStream Soda Maker, and with it, the joy of a summer full of fizzy, delectable drinks.

Something else you might have noticed by now, is while we have no problem sucking down overpriced specialty cocktails and soft drinks at bars, we don’t experiment as much as we would like to at home. We’ve been working on it, if our Chai Tea Lattes and Derby Day Punch were any indication. But we want to do even better. And we hope in your comments below, you’ll be able to point us in the right direction of your liquid cravings.

To enter the SodaStream Soda Maker Giveaway, you must:

  • Leave a comment below and tell us what drink recipe (alcoholic or non, bubbly or flat) you’d like us to have on the site
  • Be a subscriber to our newsletter
  • Become a fan of our Facebook Page
  • (Extra Entry) Tell your facebook fans about the contest – post the link and @Big Girls Small Kitchen
  • (Extra Entry) Tweet about this contest @BGSK
  • (Two Extra Entries!) Buy our book online and forward us the purchase email confirmation to bgsk@biggirlssmallkitchen.com

We’ll announce the randomly selected winner next week on the blog. Good luck!

From our kitchen, albeit small, to yours,

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  • beebee

    a homemade ginger ale recipe would be lovely!

  • http://twitter.com/HelloPanda57 Krista

    I would love some sort of ginger themed bubbly cocktail!

  • Cheryl Newton

    Can you do Diet Coke with Lime with that fab machine? Actually, if I had my own machine, I’d more likely use it to make soda for my two boys. They’d appreciate the cool factor of the gizmo, and I’d appreciate that it meant less waste because they’d be pouring glasses of soda, instead of opening a can, drinking half and letting the rest go flat. Win-win!

  • http://www.theactorsdiet.com actorsdiet

    i’d love to see a natural soda recipe made with stevia

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  • http://twitter.com/bimondi128 Bethany Imondi

    Non-alcohol brunch drinks, i.e. bellinis, mimosa, bloody marys 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=7955017 AJ Smullen

    I would like to see a ginger beer recipe. Also my girlfriend would love it if I could reproduce the basil-flavored soda we had at a restaurant.

  • http://twitter.com/amandable Amanda

    How about something like a raspberry lime rickey?

  • http://twitter.com/amandable Amanda

    How about something like a raspberry lime rickey?

  • amy marantino

    i would like a recipe for a cherry lime drink

  • Sara B.

    Mint Julep!

  • Flo

    alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of a mojito. its my favorite drink, and i crave it even when i have to wake up early the next morning

  • http://twitter.com/culinarylibrari Culinary Librarian

    I’d like to see a drink recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate with chili pepper whipped cream! I subscribe to your newsletter and RSS Feed.I am a fan of your FB page AND it is a favorite on my page, The Culinary Librarian.

  • http://twitter.com/anbrsh9 Andrea S

    I love experimenting with seasonal cocktails, so a recipe for one with seasonal-fruit infused vodka, soda water and fresh herbs :)

  • tequila burns

    Mojitos please!

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  • Juliette Williams

    I’d love to learn to make tonic water, as well as a good raspberry soda!

  • Suzannah Schneider

    Mojitos! The cheap, easy, and delicious kind

  • C. Nassif

    Grape grape grape! Faux welches soda?!

  • Natalie A

    Would love for you to post a good eggnog recipe.  

  • Natalie A

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  • Kerry

    I would like to see a recipe for an unsweetened fruit flavored fizzy water.  I’m always buying big bottles at the store, and they take up so much space!  It would be great to be able to make my own!

  • Kerry

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4808527 Lauren Wemischner

    I think homemade ginger ale that actually tastes like ginger would a delicious drink to feature and also maybe something made with tea, a cold fizzy tea drink perhaps

  • Smspence65

    SANGRIA
    1 bottle white wine (doesn’t matter if it’s cheap)
    2 liter bottles fizzed as directed with a Sodastream capful of diet pink grapefruit (1 cap per liter).
    1-46 oz can unsweetened pineapple chunks (do not drain)
    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    3 oranges, thinly sliced
    3 lemons, thinly sliced
    Do not peel citrus. Wash and thinly slice oranges and lemons over a small bowl to catch seeds and juice. Discard seeds.

    Combine all ingredients,including pineapple, lemon and orange juices, in a large glass jar or pitcher, lastly adding the wine.
    Keep covered with lid or plastic wrap and allow to stand overnight in a cool place. Serve over ice.

    Please note that this recipe can be altered and changed every time
    you use it. It’s adaptable! I’ve made with the Sodastream diet gingerale
    and lemon-lime too – you just need something fizzy to add with your
    wine and fruit. I’ve also made with red wine…sometimes add strawberries,
    raspberries, blueberries, limes, cherries, or peaches. I’ve never met a
    sangria I didn’t like! Switch it up! Try it, you’ll like it! =)

  • Melodynegus

    I’d love to have a good appletini recipe

  • Ellen Firestone

    I would love to see a recipe for chocolate egg cream.

  • Ellen Firestone

    I would love to see a recipe for chocolate egg creams.

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  • http://fifthfloorkitchen.wordpress.com Fifthfloorkitchen

    I just like it nice and simple- bubbly water and squirt 1/2 a lime into a glass.  So refreshing!

  • Tjw28

    I’d love to see a sparking tea!

  • Caitlin

    plus one on the ginger ale recipe. :D

  • Leanne

    I’d like to see the recipe for a Shirley Temple…I haven’t had one in ages and really enjoyed them when I was a kid.

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  • tom s.

    Oh  man my girlfriend goes through so much soda, she likes sweet stuff and I like diet. 

  • http://twitter.com/Clairvoyant94 Claire

    I’d love to see your favorite lemonade recipe, one with any kind of twist you like! (alcohol added, an extra flavor; anything special!)

  • PuffDaddyJ

    Something with tequila other than a margarita.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T5K4ESY5VJBE6FHZTGEL2J4LZU Malinda

    I would love to see a nice rum punch or papaya smoothie recipe

  • http://profiles.google.com/taznjade Jolene Johnson

    I’d love to see a lemonade recipe of any kind!
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  • http://mrsmousehouse.com Mrsmouse

    A rather odd drink I do at home in the summer has water and rice vinegar, with either honey or molasses. It would be interesting to see if it held my interest all fizzy. Thanks for a fun contest!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1427100009 Markee Speyer

     Fruit-infused seltzer waters!!!!

  • Laura Melohn

    A non alcoholic Bloody Mary recipe would be great.

  • emsi

    i’d like to see fruit-flavored lemonades and iced teas. and i’ve been eyeing this machine for months now!

  • Ebbe

    I’d love a recipe for blended strawberry margaritas

  • http://twitter.com/dolls123 Michelle Rosborough
  • Erika

    I want to make homemade shirley temples!!! my favorite!

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  • Shannon Kelley

    Twists on “old fashioned” drinks like Manhattans or Tom Collins

  • http://afrotitty.tumblr.com Taueret

    I would make a sparkling white grape juice to mix with St Germain.

    I imagine that making your own syrup and juices to use with the machine is super easy. I’d probably go that route as opposed to using the pre-made flavorings.

  • Esther

    grapefruit ginger gale :)

  • Lucy

    Jack Daniel’s and peanut butter milkshakes!! 

  • Ana M.

    A mojito with a fruity twist recipe!

  • AprilG

    I’d love some kind of fruity soda recipe. Maybe with fresh raspberries and soda water?

    I tweeted about this too!

  • http://arbiterofstyle.wordpress.com/ Mi5intel007

    I’d like to see a recipe for Eldflower Sour.

  • http://twitter.com/unspeakvisions christine

    I’d love to see a recipe for homemade ginger ale or horchata. And to get boozy, what about homemade liqueurs? I’ve heard you can whip up homemade chocolate liquer (a la Godiva’s brand of booze), Kahlua and even a Bailey’s-like subsitution. It would be so awesome to have a less-pricey alternative for some of those fancy ingredients. So far, I’ve only worked with liquor infusions.

    As a sidenote: All while we were kids, my mom tricked my sister and I into thinking that seltzer with splash of OJ was soda. You can imagine our surprise when we finally had a glass of Coke or 7-Up at friends’ houses. She would have loved to DIY her “soda” even more with something like a SodaStream!

  • mary timmons

    Mmm, a coconut and raspberry Italian soda!

  • Heather

    i’d love to replicate the soda that i had at the smorgasburg this weekend – apple & ginger!

  • Heather

    i’d love to replicate the soda that i had at the smorgasburg this weekend – apple & ginger!

  • http://profiles.google.com/msutton Mandy Sutton

    I would love to see some spiked ginger ale cocktail recipes! Sounds so refreshing!

  • http://www.owletteschirps.blogspot.com/ Caroline

    hmm ginger ale would be good.

  • Megan Richardson

    Some sort of cocktail with ginger ale…

  • Megan Richardson

    Some sort of cocktail with ginger ale…

  • Amanda McCoy

    I agree with the comments on ginger. A ginger ale or a ginger beer would be nice.
    I’d also love a hard apple cider recipe but I have a feeling that it would be hard to replicate something like that!
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  • rlk

    I’d like to see some drink recipes made with egg whites. I’ve seen them on menus, but I don’t know how they’re made. 

  • Kristenash23

    My finance and I usually do sparkling water with fruit juice. A combined method would be great! 

  • TTKB

    something with dark rum!

  • Elise Anderson

    Agree with other posters re: homemade ginger ale!

  • Lauren

    Mmmm! I would love some sort of a bubbly black cherry recipe :)
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  • Lauren

    Mmmm! I would love some sort of a bubbly black cherry recipe :)
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  • Ashley Swift

    I’d like to see Cherry Cola (Cola soda with cherry vodka!)
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  • Ashley Swift

    I’d like to see Cherry Cola (Cola soda with cherry vodka!)
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  • http://profiles.google.com/ckozlowski424 Courtney Kozlowski

    i once used a seltzer maker to make regular wine ***SPARKLING*** wine, and i’d LOVE to be able to do that all the time!!! how about about a collection of the best sangria recipes you have for a tail-end of summer festivus? yummmm… i’m picturing myself in a sundress, a big hat, jackie-o sunglasses, and a tall glass of sparkling sangria, sitting by the water! :] xo

  • http://www.cheapbeets.wordpress.com Molly

    I’ve been longing for a homemade root beer recipe with which to make a root beer float. 

  • Cjsorel

    love to have some fresh blueberry sparkling juice recipe

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  • Krista

    Oooh! cucumber soda!

  • http://www.thesillygoosefarm.blogspot.com Deanna (Silly Goose Farm)

    My husband is a Type I Diabetic, so I would love some “diet” soda ideas, maybe with Stevia?

  • http://www.thesillygoosefarm.blogspot.com Deanna (Silly Goose Farm)

    My husband is a Type I Diabetic, so I would love some “diet” soda ideas, maybe with Stevia?

  • Atablespoonofthat

    I am a huge fan of flavored limeade/lemonade drinks whether bubbly or not.  One of my all time favorites was a jalapeno limeade but I have not been able to truly recreate the recipe.

  • http://peasandprosperity.tumblr.com Hanna

    I’m also a bubbly water addict, so maybe I shouldn’t be entering this contest. :)

    I’d love a stevia-sweetened sparkling fruit cocktail. Something perfect for hot August nights.

  • Agregorka

    Cream soda!

  • Spchrx

    Cherry limeade would be nice.

  • Christy L.

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  • http://wee-eats.com wee

    all 3??? comment, subscribe, AND fan?? geez you make us work for it eh?

    and how bout a sparkling cherry limeade?

  • Rose

    I’d love to see some low-calorie recipes for mixed drinks. Vegan smoothies would be great too!

  • RosannaC

    I would love to see a mojito recipe on here!

  • Mgallinger

    I’d love to see a recipe for a non-alcoholic gimlet, something herbal and limey.

  • Iwannabecaitlin

    Birch beer!!!

  • Iwannabecaitlin

    Birch beer!!!

  • Christiannah

    I second that … ginger ale is my fav!! 

  • Casey

    A fun twist on the classic mojito!

  • http://www.hellandheartaches.com Patricec

    Mostly because I’ve been seeing Watermelon everywhere a drink that involves it that is more along the lines of an Agua Fresca than a syrupy watermelon flavored drink….

  • EmCee

    How about a Pimm’s Cup (with a BGSK spin on it) ??

  • Ellen Firestone

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  • Kristyn Noland

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  • Kristyn Noland

    anything with lime xD

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  • Courtney

    This has been on my wishlist!  Maybe a rickey recipe?

  • Anonymous

    It is a nice review of Soda Stream Soda Maker. I like small kitchen and it is possible with all this small electronic kitchen equipments. I am happy with your information.
     
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  • joseph gersch jr

    I would love an apple cranberry martini recipe

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  • Christie Stephenson

    Definitely would love to see a dressed-up bourbon and ginger ale recipe. With homemade ginger ale!

  • Christie Stephenson

    Definitely would love to see a dressed-up bourbon and ginger ale recipe. With homemade ginger ale!

  • Stephanie

    a root beer float with homemade root beer would be absolutely awesome!

  • Stephanie

    a root beer float with homemade root beer would be absolutely awesome!

  • gw

    i would like to see a bubbly refreshing sangria to enjoy the last few weeks of summer with!

  • gw

    i would like to see a bubbly refreshing sangria to enjoy the last few weeks of summer with!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Meghan-Pedden-Yates/11505135 Meghan Pedden Yates

    A recipe for some kind of blueberry cocktail would be great!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=549798309 Bodi Luse

    I’d love to see a great fruity iced tea. I’ve had such in various coffee shops, but always end up making plain at home.

  • Poissonpoisson

    Homemade ginger beer!  Non-alcoholic or alcoholic is great!
     

  • Sybil

    I’d love to see something with Watermelon flavor for the end of summer.

  • Renee Alam

    I’d like to see a root beer drink recipe.

  • rlp

    homemade ginger ale!

  • Sybil

    Just subscribed to your newsletter and your facebook page.  Your on my google homepage via RSS now.  I’ll never be without BGSK.

  • Sybil

    Just subscribed to your newsletter and your facebook page.  Your on my google homepage via RSS now.  I’ll never be without BGSK.

  • Jillian

    I’d like to see a Shirley Temple!

  • Dantosh7

    strawberry mojito please :)

  • Shannon Reibenstein

    I’d love a homemade root beer recipe. The good Old Fashioned kind with sassafras. Or for the Potter fans, maybe a butterbeer? 

  • Maria

    This is a *PERFECT* recipe to make use of the SodaStream, invented it in Orlando on a hot August evening at my sister’s place, and thereby christened it “The Kissimmee”  Enjoy! :)
    Ingredients:
    1 1/2 ounces Black Cherry Rum
    1/2 lime, no-wax (cut into small wedges)
    1-3 teaspoonfuls raw sugar (to taste)
    Soda water
     
    Muddle the lime, sugar, and cherry rum in a collins glass. Fill the glass with cracked ice and top off with soda water you made with your SodaStream!  Super refreshing, summer in a glass!!

    (not sure if this is quite what you meant by what drink recipe I wanted to see on the site, but I love it so much, I don’t mind sharing one way or another! :D )

  • Elena

    Grapefruit crush! with or without alcohol.  Or a sparkling sangria.

  • Margaret

    cool party cocktails

  • http://twitter.com/nella22 Marnely Rodriguez

    I’d love to see anything with hibiscus or passion fruit!

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  • http://www.thecolorsofindiancooking.com Kathy Gori

    would love to see something done with tamarind or lime…or mango non alcoholic

  • http://twitter.com/lizbizz Liz Bismore

    Skinny Mojitos!

  • http://twitter.com/lizbizz Liz Bismore

    Skinny Mojitos!

  • http://katytafoya.com Katy Tafoya

    I’m all for any recipes that include bubbles!!  I often add bubbly water to my iced tea, wine and sangria.  And I do love me some ginger ale.

  • http://katytafoya.com Katy Tafoya

    I’m all for any recipes that include bubbles!!  I often add bubbly water to my iced tea, wine and sangria.  And I do love me some ginger ale.

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  • http://www.starlessclay.com Amber

    I adore ginger ale, so a homemade ginger ale with a twist would be cool… lime? Raspberry? Lemongrass? Lychee? Citrus?

  • Ashley

    A drink that tastes like a creamsicle! 

  • Nicolette Jonkhoff

    Some kind of a white wine spritzer would be fun to make!  Also, something that incorporated blood oranges would be amazing as well.  

  • Sharona

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  • Sharona

    green tea mojitos

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  • Malerie C.

    I would love to see a bubbly pomegranate drink.  I am always looking for new ways to use that flavor!

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  • Stlyukon

    Definitely ginger ale and a real rootbeer, like a&w or mug (not the spicy kind like barcs and cheap store brands!). Love the blog- just found it today! Liked on FB and subscribed to newsletter!!

  • Mirakol S.

    You ladies should make an amaretto sour or a bubbly spin-off of the sort!! :) Reason being, it’s the first drink I ever ordered…legally ;) And I’d love to see what you ladies come up with! DO IT! :D  

  • Mbb

    cranberry mojito?

  • Rona Y

    Elderflower cordial!  Or homemade root beer, completely from scratch!

  • Cookwith5kids

    I would love a watermelon cooler!

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  • mom4everandever

    pomtini- pomegrante martina- alcoholic lowfat and nonalcoholic

  • Kelsey

    roooootbeer! 

    since it’s in season right now, i’d be intrigued in trying corn soda. i’ve had corn flavored ice cream and loved it

  • http://thedragonflywoman.com/ Dragonfly Woman

    I’d love to see a sparkling limeade recipe!  I live in southern AZ and it’s the perfect drink for a hot, steamy afternoon during the monsoons.

  • Linda d

    How about a watermelon mojito drink?

  • Hterry02

    I agree…a good Appletini would be nice. :)