We know we’re not the only ones who’ve turned to experimentation in the kitchen during the Covid-19 outbreak.
And no, we’re not talking about sex on the floor in front of the oven while our sourdough rises. (Never again.)
We’re talking instead about going deep into the refrigerator to see how many different things we can carbonate. As it turns out, nearly everything’s better with a little fizz.
Not unlike most foods being exponentially better with a side of ranch.
Last week, our friends at Drinkmate sent us a shiny royal red countertop soda maker to test out and we absolutely love it. We’ve had drink carbonators before, but this one has a bubbly personality on the outside, too.
Now it has a prime spot on the counter next to our other boyfriend, an air fryer/pressure cooker combo.
This Drinkmate appliance has so many cool features, it’s hard to know where to start. In addition to turning your own filtered water into delicious, burp-as-loud-as-you-want-it’s-a-pandemic seltzer, you can carbonate juices, cold brew coffee and even regular ol’ wine if you need to celebrate and don’t have champagne on hand.
Even homemade hard seltzers can be in your near future. Or if the Official Gay Cocktail™ (vodka soda) isn’t strong enough for the day you’ve had, just pour some Tito’s right in the bottle and carbonate it undiluted. (Don’t forget the lime.)
Drinkmate Countertop requires no batteries or electricity, so it travels anywhere with ease. Take it on your next vacation to elevate your hotel mini bar, haul it to the lake for a little sunset picnic happy hour, or keep one at your desk for some all-day, on-demand, CO2-powered hydration.
With the rise in popularity (and price) of fizzy waters, Drinkmate makes good financial sense. A single 14.oz CO2 cartridge can carbonate 60 liters. And when you exchange a cartridge for a refill, it typically costs less than $15 at retailers such as Walmart or Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Or for the easiest refilling possible, order your cartridges direct from Drinkmate and they’ll send a pre-paid return box that’ll rebate your enough for each cartridge to ring in at about the same price without having to ever leave the house.
All that value equates to about 25¢ per liter of seltzer that you can flavor (or not flavor) to your heart’s content. Even if you’re so financially secure that price isn’t a factor, think of the hundreds of plastic bottles you’re keeping out of the landfills and oceans. To us, that’s the biggest bonus of all.
Life may not be back to normal just yet, but that doesn’t mean it can’t sparkle more than ever.
Drinkmate CountertopPhoto courtesy of Drinkmate
$79.95-159.99 (depends on number of CO2 cartridges included)
Available at idrinkproducts.com and amazon.com