No, not a new dance craze or an alternative lifestyle establishment. The Twist & Sparkle is a home carbonation contraption that allows you to carbonate four cups of water or three cups of any other kind of beverage.
The GF gave me a twist & sparkle for my birthday. (Oh, I can’t believe I just typed that! Perverts!) Now I have an iSi sofa siphon that I use to make soda water and I really enjoy it. The T&S allows me to carbonate other delicious drinks. I think you know where I’m going with this.
Last weekend while hanging out at a friend’s house who has a T&S, we carbonated several batches of pisco punch. Other than the carbonation, the flavor of the punch was slightly altered. Basically, the flavor was a bit muted. We added a little extra lime juice to punch (get it?) up the tartness and the second batch came out great.
Another great benefit is making homemade sodas. And the first think I had to make was ginger beer! I used Morgenblogger’s recipe. It’s a very simple recipe and tasty to boot.
I know my co-blogger has carbonated negronis and Wray & Nephew Overproof rum. All good decisions. I definitely want to try carbonating a Louisiane and a chartreuse swizzle has to be carbonated.
As I investigate more fun uses I’ll report back.