Creating great mix drinks comes from having all the right ingredients and mixing them at the right amount. Just like in creating that delicious carbonated soda or cocktails, bar tender just use the right amount of fizzy water or also known as carbonated water to the mix and it’s an instant sparkling mixture. Now imagine the possibility of being able to create homemade fizzy water. People who already have a carbonation set-up in their home have enjoyed huge savings from all the carbonated water they can make out of it. It is very easy to use once the chemistry behind carbonation is learned. Enjoying a sparkling water for just less than a penny compared with paying almost 2 dollars for just a liter. The most basic thing to remember is that cold liquid dissolves more gas than at a higher temperature. And carbon dioxide is already slightly soluble with water so just by changing the pressure and temperature water can dissolve more CO2 to create fizz when expose in normal condition.
There is some readymade soda siphon or seltzer bottle that enables to produce 1 liter of carbonated water. But this will usually create a mixture not as gassy as the commercially available ones. This is the reason why there are others that prefer to create their own set-up in producing their sparkling water. With a budget of about 150USD one household can enjoy their own concoction of soda water. The set-up includes an aluminum tank to hold the carbon dioxide gas, a gas regulator, hose, plastic bottle with cap, two hose clamps, Schrader air chuck for the hose and Schrader valve stem for the bottle cap. The idea is to create a pressurized bottle in order to obtain high amount of carbon dioxide to mix with water. High pressure and low temperature is the perfect condition to insure high amount of gas will dissolve into the liquid. Being able to chill water to almost or slightly above its freezing point will achieve the right mixture which is similar to what is available in the market today. It is also important to add just a small amount of sodium salt or potassium salt to make it taste just like San Pellegrino or any store bought carbonated water.
After achieving the right mixture it is now time to experience in what kind of carbonated drink to create. There are different fruit juices that are a perfect match with soda water or try out mix some cocktails in a party using a homemade carbonated water. It can also be a good conversation starter with guest. The possibilities in creating unique drinks with the help of a homemade carbonated water or a carbonating set-up are endless. There is also a good chance of starting up a small business of selling carbonated drinks if there’s seem to be a reasonable demand for it. The process itself is pretty simple and maintenance of the set-up is not that expensive compared to the product that it can create in the future.