Guess who's still getting her butt kicked by grad school? This girl. I didn't have time last night to write up a WIAW post (I know you're all crying not knowing what I ate, I'd give you a tissue if I had one) and its been a while since I posted a recipe. You are forewarned that this is a cop-out.
I feel almost silly posting this.
I had been debating purchasing a SodaStream for quite some time. The other day I finally broke down (I'm going to blame the heat in Seattle messing with my mind) and bought one. I marched my butt over to Bed Bath and Beyond, 20% off coupon in hand, and did a little happy dance when I realized the model I wanted was on sale. Let's not forget that sale really means practically free in Ashleyland.
So I got home and was like: MUST. CARBONATE. ALL. THE. THINGS. Except I didn't. Because I fell in love with my first creation.
I don't even know if it's legal to call this a creation? Let me break it down for you: cucumber + H2O + CO2 = nomnomnom <- technical terms.
I'm assuming it would taste something like this? I love these sodas, but I've never tried the cucumber flavor so I'm unsure.
There are some “warnings” (read: ABSOLUTELY DO NOT DO THIS SIGNS) that I ignored (obviously) that said not to carbonate anything but pure water. Who reads those things anyway? If you're concerned, the only consolation I can offer is that mine didn't explode? If yours explodes please don't sue me.
Also, even if it does explode the result is totally worth it… hydrating, delicious, and dare I say… healthy? Oh yes. I researched (read: googled) it. There's nothing wrong with a little CO2, baby. It's equally as good for you as drinking plain water… but funner… and fancier. Your friends be like: WHY U SO FANCIEEEEEE? And you be all: gurrrrlllll/homieee, please. and then brush that imaginary lint off your shoulder. Oh yeah.
Dry Cucumber Soda
A quick, refreshing, all-natural and sugar-free soda.
- Prep Time: 60
- Cook Time: 1
- Total Time: 1 hour 1 minutes
- 1 whole cucumber
- 2 liters water
- Rinse the cucumber and slice it leaving the skin on. Place the slices into a pitcher or the bottom of a Brita if you like to filter your water. Fill the pitcher or Brita with water and let sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour (you can allow the cucumber to infuse the water for up to 24 hours depending on how strong you want the cucumber flavor).
- Pour cucumber infused water into SodaStream bottle and carbonate to your personal preference.
- A SodaStream (or other carbonation system) is required for this recipe.
- Serving Size: 8
- Calories: 6
- Sugar: 1
- Sodium: 11
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 1
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0
Excuse me while I go drink all the drinks… maybe with a little vodka? Vodka Cucumber Soda. Yeah, I like the sound of that.