Black pepper gives this strawberry syrup a nice kick, making for a simple way to give liven up your usual vodka rocks or gin and tonic. The syrup can also be used for a non-alcoholic homemade soda or simply mixed with seltzer over ice for a great brunch drink.
Maybe you've had pineapple soda when bouncing around India or Africa. Perhaps you're just back from the Bahamas and tried it for the first time. You've probably had a form of pineapple soda if you live in the US, where Fanta is widely available, or the UK, where a close approximation is Lilt. And that's all well and good, but did you know that you can make it yourself?
There's something inexplicably refreshing about a cold drink at the peak of its fizziness. There's also something very satisfying about a cold drink you made yourself. Combine these two great thirst-quenching qualities into a cool new party trick and discover how easy it is to carbonate your own water at home — no fancy equipment needed!