One of the most popular beverage trends of the last decade has been the emergence of flavored seltzer water as a preferred refreshment. What used to be the butt of jokes or a last-resort choice has now become the drink du jour. Walk into any grocery store and the selection of flavored seltzer waters equals that of traditional soft drinks. They’re available in countless flavors (however weak those might be), in all sizes and container types, and even premixed with alcohol. But despite its simplicity, seltzer water still commands a price similar to soft drinks, even though the it requires drastically fewer ingredients and less work to create. In the end, you’re paying soda-pop prices for what is essentially just bubbly water. If you’re tired of spending a pretty penny on cans of name-brand soda water every month, it might be time you start making seltzer water at home with a device like the Aarke Carbonator 3.
And there are other great reasons to make seltzer water at home, besides saving money. One major point is that DIY seltzer water is significantly more environmentally-friendly than buying cans or bottles at the grocery store. After buying the equipment, using an Aarke Carbonator 3 is essentially 100% waste-free. The bottle is made of BPA-free plastic, and built to survive repeated reuse. CO2 cartridges are created to be easily refilled, just like the propane tank on your grill. So, every time you refill your Aarke bottle, you’re keeping a single-use can or bottle out of the waste stream.
Another plus is that with DIY seltzer water, you can fine-tune the taste of your beverages. We’ve all heard the jokes about how disappointing the taste of “flavored” seltzer water can be. But when you’re making your water at home, you can add however much flavoring you’d like. Add just a spritz of lemon to match the store-bought taste, or squeeze an entire lime in there. And you don’t have to stay limited to just mild seltzer flavors. Aarke syrups, which are made with quality ingredients like organic cane sugar and actual fruit juices, let you craft full-blown sodas, which will probably taste better than anything that comes out of a can.
Sound like a good match to your drinking habits? Check out how easy it is to make seltzer water with the Aarke system, then click any of the links in this post to see our selection of Aarke products.