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Carbonated Cocktails are the New 'It' Drink
Learn the secrets behind the new cocktail craze and check out our fave carbonated recipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We've all had our fair share of rum and Cokes or vodka with Sprites, but that's not what carbonated cocktails are all about. Some of the top New York bars are incorporating carbonated beverages into their menus, combining cocktail recipes with molecular mixology in order to create the most innovate libations. Booker and Dax, Lantern's Keep, Amor y Amargo and Saxon + Parole are a few of the joints in town that are utilizing this new technique. How exactly do you carbonate a cocktail without the traditional splash of soda? Get your hands on The Soda Siphon, a hand-held beverage carbonator. All you have to do is whip up your favorite cocktail, pour it into a siphon, and charge it with some CO2.

Below are some tips from Kyle Ford, Cointreau's brand ambassador and NYC-based craft bartender, for making a carbonated cocktail from the comfort of your home:

1. Using a soda siphon to create carbonated cocktails simply involves batching your favorite cocktail, pouring it into a siphon, and charging it with CO2. A standard issue is soda siphon will hold about five to six cocktails.

2. The trick is to properly dilute the batched cocktail with water before putting into the siphon. This is to adjust for the fact that you are not shaking and diluting the cocktail with ice. When you do shake a cocktail you are diluting and expanding the drink by about 25%. That said, if you have a cocktail that has a measure of 4 oz. of liquid (like the 2-1-1 Margarita) you will need to add 1 oz. of water to the batch.

3. Prepare your cocktail in a large container accordingly and funnel into the soda siphon. Screw the cap on and then charge the siphon with a CO2 cartridge, using the provided attachment.

4. Enjoy your carbonated cocktail!

Kyle Ford also shares with use some of his favorite cocktail recipes to carbonate!

Cointreau Rickey (makes 5 drinks)

7.5 oz. Cointreau

3.75 oz. fresh lime juice, strained

20 oz. cold water, filtered

Prepare batch in a large container and funnel into a siphon. Charge with CO2 and keep on ice or in a refrigerator. Serve over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Corpse Reviver CO2 (makes 6-7 drinks)

6.5 oz. Cointreau

6.5 oz. London Dry Gin

6.5 oz. Lillet Blanc

6.5 oz. fresh lemon juice, strained

6.5 oz. cold water, filtered

Prepare batch in a large container and funnel into a siphon. Charge with CO2 and keep on ice or in a refrigerator. Serve over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a dash of Absinthe and a lemon wheel.

Carbonated Margarita (makes 6-7 drinks)

6.5 oz. Cointreau

13 oz. Blanco Tequila

6.5 oz. fresh lime juice, strained

6.5 oz. cold water, filtered

Prepare batch in a large container and funnel into a siphon. Charge with CO2 and keep on ice or in a refrigerator. Serve over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.