If there’s one drink that had a moment in 2019, it was sparkling water. From grocery store mainstays, such as La Croix ($17.35, Amazon) and Pellegrino ($9.98, Amazon), to the summer’s hottest new drink, alcohol-infused White Claw seltzer, the craze for bubbly drinks has hit a peak that won’t be going flat anytime soon. Why shell out for these fizzy delights, however, when you can not only get your fix, but customize your drink to your tastebuds with the best soda maker on the market? Enter the new Spärkel Beverage System ($99.99, Amazon).
Designed especially for sparkling beverage devotees, the Spärkel is the quickest way to infuse bubbles — and real flavor — into everything from water and tea (!) to wine and cocktails — it works in 90 seconds or less! Unlike traditional at-home soda machines, which don’t allow you to add ingredients ahead of the carbonation process, this one also allows you to choose what goes into your drink, so you won’t be completely reliant on saccharine sweet syrups and artificial flavoring to get the taste you’re after. From fresh herbs and spices to delicious fruits, you can simply prep your favorites and add them to the included Spärkel bottle to craft your perfect drink.
In addition to allowing you to create your own unique flavor combinations, the Spärkel also lets you customize how many bubbles are infused into your drink. With five different levels to choose from, beginning with “lightly bubbly” and ramping up to “boldly bubbly,” this device ensures you’ll be able to find your perfect carbonation level, so you’ll never have to suffer through an overly fizzy or flat beverage again.
Using this machine couldn’t be easier. Unlike the cumbersome CO2 tanks other machines use, Spärkel works with a special one time use carbonator powder, which uses a blend of high-quality citric acid and sodium bicarbonate, and can easily be replaced with a quick click of your mouse ($49.99, Amazon).
Once you’ve poured the carbonator into the top of the machine, simply add your flavor components to your bottle, add liquid up to the designated line, select your desired carbonation level, and press the machine’s start button. The Spärkel carbonator powder will cycle through the machine and into your beverage bottle to produce CO2 bubbles, pressurizing your drink and infusing its flavors as it traps that precious fizz. From there, all that’s left to do is pop the lid and enjoy — watch the YouTube demo below for more.
Customers are loving the Spärkel, with one raving, “An amazing product! We used to go through so many bottles of flavored seltzer a day, and now we can make our own freshly-infused sparkling drinks with no more wasted plastic bottles! We love all the possibilities here to create fun recipes without any artificial syrups.”
Another wrote, “Thank goodness I bought this. I love sparkling water, but hated the waste of cans whenever I bought it from the grocery store. I’m also VERY picky about the types of bubbles in my drink and if they are too harsh I won’t buy it again. Spärkel allows you to pick the intensity of bubbles (I’m a 3) and you can infuse whatever you want in the water, very easy!”
Whether you pick this machine up for yourself or someone on your gift list that loves a good fizzy sip, there’s no doubt that it’s sure to be a hit.
Where to buy: $99.99, Amazon
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