Soft drink recipes are fun to try, especially when they are authentic. And thanks to these vintage recipes from old time soda fountain operators, you'll be able to make all manner of refreshing beverages. Imagine: Carbonated sodas, root beers, vinegar shrubs, cold summer beverages, and homemade sodas all made right in your very own kitchen!
Your friends will be amazed when they taste them, and you'll have the satisfaction of making something normally only bought. These beverages are surprisingly easy to make and so good tasting.
These hard-to-find recipes for these non alcoholic drinks were first
published back in the 1800s, but it's likely that some are much older.
Families often used them for generations before they first appeared in
print. Now, they're yours to try.
If you love good, refreshing taste, you'll find the taste of beverages made from these old time soda fountain recipes to be unique and superior to most store-bought beverages.
Homemade soft drinks are not as sweet and contain no harmful additives and chemical preservatives — only fresh, all-natural ingredients. You get to control the sweetness, and you get to choose the all-natural ingredients. That's why these drinks are actually healthy for you.
Some soft drink recipes might call for raw, uncooked eggs or egg whites. To avoid any health risk, please visit my Eggs and Salmonella page for simple instructions on how to safely adapt the old time recipes.
Make yourself an old time soft drink and experience the taste of history today. Believe me, once you taste it, you will love it.
I can recall my father telling me of the time he tasted his first soda pop. It was in 1912, when he was four years old and growing up on the Alberta prairie.
He accompanied his father, Ernest Leopold Bell, and D. P. McDonald, a close friend of his father's and owner of the Mount Royal Ranch, to Cochrane to attend a horse auction. More ranchers joined them, and the men entered the local saloon to talk.
The old bartender asked whether the boy would have a sarsaparilla. The large glass of fizzy, dark-colored liquid took some time to drink, and young Billy could not understand why the men's drinks came in such "little" glasses!
Ever since I heard that family story I wondered what that sarsaparilla would have tasted like. Thanks to these original soft drink recipes, I can now know.
Why not set up an old time soda fountain in your family room? A home soda fountain is very affordable and certain to impress your guests. Also, it's the perfect addition to any home theater setup.
Make and brew your own carbonated beverages the old fashioned way by using all-natural carbonation methods.
Old time soda fountain operators made refreshing sodas by adding special flavoring syrups to carbonated water. Use these original syrup recipes to create your own fizzy beverages.
It's easy to make your own soft drinks and sodas when you use authentic soft drink recipes. Get ready to experience the wholesome, refreshing, delicious beverages your great-grandparents once enjoyed as children. Simply follow the recipe instructions and don't be afraid to experiment.