Top 7 Flavoring Ideas For Soft Drink Mixes You Haven’t Tried Yet

Written by Robert

I’ve been experimenting for preparing soda water by using a wide range of flavors for years. Being able to make my friends curious about it, I have made the collection of top 7 awesome flavors to make carbonated drinks fabulous at home.

Simply, by getting rid of purchasing soda drinks from stores, I have the ways how to make your drinking session more exciting and appealing.

It not only increases your hype, but you can enjoy drinking like never before. So, devote a little time and read this post till the end. That leads to encounter the precious and valuable knowledge of how to make your events wonderful at home.

The Top 7 Amazing Soft Drink Flavor Ideas

Let me start with the best homemade flavored drink (according to my family members and friends) what I have ever served them-

1) Blackberry Syrup With Rosemary And Vanilla


Whenever I get time, I usually spend time in the kitchen. I love to prepare different dishes for my family and kids. This is the first in the list of my homemade syrups.

I know it was a perfect fit to purchase blackberry syrup from the market and have a taste with fizzy drinks. But I like to try homemade gifts for my husband by putting a lot of love into it.

There is something so pleasant in making homemade blackberry syrup with rosemary.

My thoughts and feelings were totally out of the world when I tasted it for the first time. If you want to treat your family and friends, let you follow the procedures which are explained below-

Ingredients For 500 ml Syrup

  • 6 cups blackberries
  • 3 inches rosemary piece
  • ¼ cup dark honey
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups water


  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan (add only 1 teaspoon vanilla)
  • Place over the burner and boil at/over medium heat
  • Now, reduce the heat from medium to low until it becomes thick
  • After 20 – 25 minutes, add the rest amount of vanilla
  • Turn off the burner and keep it for cooling

This preparation can stay perfect for a couple of weeks (if it is refrigerated). You can also keep it in the freezer for enjoying the taste up to next six months (if the stock lasts that long).

Being able to control on the amount of ingredients, you can cut on weighs of a few items and add weighs to another. This adds a touch of your choice of drinking soda water in more interesting and healthy way.

Just put ice in a glass, add homemade blackberry syrup and top with soda water! No doubt, this can refresh the mood of your family and friends. The creative thing is that blackberry syrup is perfect for pancakes, cocktails, ice cream, waffles, cake and even dressing meals like meat.

2) Homemade Ginger Syrup


My next preparation hints the sophisticated taste of ginger. To discover the rich taste of ginger syrup, it should be processed until it is finely chopped.

Let me begin with the ingredients-


  • 2 cups of unpeeled fresh ginger
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 cups water


  • Add the washed unpeeled ginger chunks in food processor
  • Place the finely chopped ginger in a saucepan
  • Add sugar and water to the saucepan
  • Stir and place it over the burner at medium-low heat
  • Cook for at least 1 hour until it turns into thick syrup
  • Filter it that allow freshly prepared ginger syrup pass in
  • Fill it in the bottle and refrigerate

This homemade ginger syrup tastes the best with cocktails. For enjoying the fantastic flavor of ginger syrup, simply fill a glass with ice. Add ginger syrup from the top, fizz the soda water, squeeze a lime and stir it!

Now, you have the preparation for enjoying the event with the awesome taste of ginger syrup.

3) Cranberry-Jalapeno Flavor


In general, you never try the preparation of cranberry-jalapeno at home. But if you are looking for experimenting something unique, then this combination is the best choice.


  • 2 cups of cranberry juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 chopped jalapenos


  • Add cranberry juice and sugar to a saucepan
  • Place it over medium heat until it turns syrupy
  • Add jalapenos after 15 minutes
  • Turn off the burner 5 minutes later
  • Keep it there until it becomes cool
  • Refrigerate it

Once you take the first sip of this cranberry-jalapeno flavored soda, it enhances your hunger until you finish the entire bottle. So, let’s try this today and be the first among your friends!

I know it takes a little time to prepare different flavors at home. But there is no comparison of homemade syrup and purchased syrup. Certainly, you can drink your recommended amount of sodas every day with a lot of interest and pleasure.

4) Grapefruit And Sage Flavor


Want to make your event remarkable? The addition of grapefruit and sage syrup can bring more paces in the discussion with your friends and make the event purposeful.

Let’s move on to the ingredients and preparation procedures-


  • 1 ½ cups of grapefruit juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • Peeled zest of grapefruits
  • 10 sage leaves with stalks


  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan
  • Provide medium heat until it starts boiling
  • Reduce heat from medium to low and cook for 20 minutes
  • Look for syrup consistency and turn off the burner
  • Allow it to cool
  • Filter it to remove leaves and pour into a bottle
  • Refrigerate it

Awesome! Your grapefruit and sage syrup is ready.

Instead of regular fruit syrup, this unique preparation adds more flavor. It will be marvelous if you add ice cream with some sweetener that tastes quite unique. For engaging the session, you can even try flavor combo with fruit slices that fall in your area of interest.

5) Strawberry And Rose Syrup Flavor


This is my husband’s one of the most loving syrup combinations what he often loves to have from my hand. It always adds more sweetness to our love.

The strawberry and rose syrup tastes great. Often people won’t prefer strawberry & rose during purchasing syrups from the market and use alternatives for flavoring their drinks. But homemade strawberry and rose syrup won’t be replaced by anything.


  • ½ gm strawberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup rose water
  • ¼ cup water
  • Pinch of salt


  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan and heat until it starts boiling
  • Reduce the heat from medium to low
  • Allow it to cook for 15 minutes
  • Filter it properly and allow it to cool
  • Pour into a bottle and refrigerate

After a couple of months, last weekend, I served strawberry and rose syrup with a fizzy drink to my husband. He became excited and wanted more soda water. Using my home soda maker machine, I served him until it met his appetite of enjoying the flavor.

If you try this at least once, you definitely love the taste. Eventually, you won’t resist yourself on having more numbers of drinks with strawberry and rose syrup.

6) Lime And Lemongrass syrup Flavor


If you carbonate the water using lime and lemongrass syrup, it changes the taste completely. But don’t forget to call your friends and enjoy your drinking session.


  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 2 lemongrass stalks
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Zest of lime


  • Cut each lemongrass stalk into 2 – 3 pieces
  • Add the ingredients to a saucepan
  • Provide over medium heat until it boils
  • Low heat unit it becomes syrupy
  • Turn off the burner and filter it
  • Allow the syrup to cool and pour it in a bottle
  • Refrigerate the bottle

Now, it is all set to make your event remarkable!

Other than this, the addition of sweetener is important to enhance the rich taste of your drink mix and have a long session with family and friends (until this meets your appetite).

7) Cantaloupe Seltzer Flavor 


At least, for once, you should try the taste of the amazing flavor of cantaloupe. It is true that you won’t forget your first sip ever. If you add ice cream onto the carbonated water or before fizz, it becomes more exciting and engaging event.


  • 4 cups puree of cubed cantaloupe
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt


  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan
  • Stir it properly
  • Strain through cheesecloth

Congrats! Your new cantaloupe flavor is ready. Now, bring a glass and pour the preparation to till half of the glass (at least). Add ice cream (depends on your interest) and fizz it with soda water. Your drink is ready to serve and enjoy it with your team.

Particularly, when you purchase the club soda, you have the accessibility to just a few stamped flavors available in the store. But preparing drink mixes with homemade syrups using the home soda maker brings the interest of people to enjoy something unique. It also gives the freedom to experiment, beyond making common syrups.

I hope you definitely try the above 7 flavor ideas in the recent days. But before that, I let you know about the health benefits of drinking soda in brief.

The Health Benefits Of Soda Water

Carbonation system makes the water bubbly and fizzy. If you intake (without crossing the boundaries), it has several health benefits.

  • Constipation Problems

The scientific studies have suggested that people with constipation problems can be treated with the consumption of soda water. It reduces the bowel movement and relieves them.

  • Upset Stomach

Sometimes gas or acidity forms due to indigestion. If soda water is taken by those individuals, it relieves the stomach and helps to reduce nausea as well.

  • Hydration Needs

The consumption of soda water or carbonated water hydrates you. One can eventually meet their hydration needs (if required).

About the author


Robert is a food enthusiast and a critique. He works as a head chef in a popular food joint at Cherry Hills, NJ. In his free times he likes to visit popular food forums and also contribute for Food Gear magazine. In his articles he shares his experiences with us.

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