3 festive drinks and a SodaStream giveaway!

Competition has now closed. Congratulations to the winners, Sallyann, Sarah and Jo. I hope your festive season was full of fizz! 

Christmas is here and yet again I am ‘with child’. No indulging in Christmas champagne or alcoholic festive drinks for me. The solution? A SodaStream, giving me plenty of bubbles of the non-alcoholic variety. The options are endless.

Here’s 3 alcohol free festive drinks perfect if you are up the duff or going easy on the booze this Christmas. My new and trusty SodaStream plays a central role in these drinks.

1. Homemade Lemonade

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What you’ll need

1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
1 cup of caster sugar (or less if your lemons are sweet)
1 cup of water
3 cups of sparkling water

How to make it

1. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the lemon juice and allow to cool.
2. Make yourself some sparkling water using the SodaStream.
3. Combine some ice, slices of lemon, your lemon syrup and carbonated water in a jug. Hey presto, you have lemonade!

2. Blueberry and Lime Mocktail

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What you’ll need

3/4 cup of frozen blueberries
3/4 cup of caster sugar
3/4 cup of water
Sparkling water

How to make it

1. Combine the blueberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool.
2. Depending on how sweet you like your drinks, place 4 tablespoons of the syrup and 2 to 3 sliced mint leaves in a glass.
3. Add the juice of ½ a lime and some ice to each glass and top with sparkling water. Give it a gentle stir and your festive drink is ready! This was Mr Wallace’s favourite.

3. Lychee and Elderflower mocktail

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What you’ll need

Elderflower syrup
A tin of lychees
Sparkling water

How to make it

1. Puree about 6 lychees with a splash of lychee juice. Push the puree through a sieve and divide between your glasses.
2. Add about 6 tablespoons of lychee juice and a splash of elderflower syrup to each glass.
3. Top with ice and sparkling water. It’s not a lychee martini but it’s pretty close!

We’re loving the SodaStream and all of its versatility. A fabulous thing about SodaStream is that you have control over the sugar in your drinks. Not only that but making your own sparkling water is also far more environmentally friendly than constantly buying bottled water. Don’t believe me? Well Thor ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson can tell you more –

Thanks to the kind folk at SodaStream, I have not one, not two, but THREE SodaStreams to give away. You’ll be making your very own festive drinks before you know it!

To enter, tell me in 25 words or less, in the comments below, who you would like to have a festive drink with?

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With thanks to SodaStream for providing me my very own SodaStream machine. I have not been paid for this post and these are my own, honest opinions.

1. Entries close at midnight on Sunday 18 December 2016 and the winners will be announced shortly after.
2. The competition is a Game of Skill, chance plays no part in determining the winner.
3. The competition is open to Australian residents only. One entry per person.
4. The winner will be notified via email and has 3 days to reply and claim the prize.
5. The author of this blog takes no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit.

Linking up with Kylie for #IBOT

47 thoughts on “3 festive drinks and a SodaStream giveaway!

  1. I would love to have a drink with my dear friend, but alas, between us we have been pregnant and/or breastfeeding since we met in 2010 and this Christmas is no exception. At this rate we ‘may’ be able to book in a drink for 2019 😉

  2. Easy! My BFF since grade 2 (26 years in total). Currently in different states but still manage to speak/text daily.

  3. Have great memories a time with friends in Madrid, sipping ice cold Sangria soaking up the Spanish vibe. Would love to do it again.

  4. It would be my husband. We are running around like crazy at the moment and to have 5 minutes together would be amazing! Your lemonade recipe would be great, with a bit of gin in it!

    1. Sarah, that’s such an honest answer! So hard to find time to spend with the ones with love at this time of year. And yes, gin would indeed go well with homemade lemonade!

  5. I would love to have a festive drink with you! A cocktail or a mocktail, we sure have some stories ‘not’ to tell our boys 😉

  6. They all look delicious Claire! Looks like I’ll be getting out our soda stream this Christmas too (but just because the drinks look so yummy!)

  7. After 2 years in Asia I’m home for Christmas and would love to enjoy a SodaStream drink, some ham and pudding with my best friend.

  8. They all look delicious! I love my Soda Stream, it was a godsend when I was pregnant, and I still use it a few times a week, especially in summer :).
    visiting from #teamIBOT today.

  9. Festive drinks with wonderful Granny and Poppy! A cheers of thanks for their support. They’re amazing! We’re blessed having these beautiful people in our world!!!

  10. If distance was no object, I would throw a huge party to have a festive drink with all my beautiful supportive girlfriends near and far!

  11. Mines a bit sentimental but I would love to have a ‘tipple’ with either my grandmother or hubby’s. Mines passed away and sadly his has had a stroke and can’t enjoy her Bristol Irish cream sherry any longer. We will certainly be toasting them this Christmas Day.🍾

  12. My adorable nieces and nephew are flying over for the holidays. I’d love to share making fizzy festive drinks with them, paired with hugs x

  13. To bring date night back this festive season -Yippee!
    Winning a SodaStream my partner and I could make each other surprise cocktails -now that’s love!

  14. I’d loooove to have a soda stream festive drink with my sister from another mister. She lives in London as is pregnant with her second baby. We met in the pub I worked in, she was regular, soon became “sisters” and you’ll never guess – I married someone with her surname!! So there was 3 of us with the same name in our bridal party – how crazy!!! Haha!! Non alcolic drink would be something new for us lol!!

  15. Hi Claire. Wishing you well with the bubs arrival x

    Sorry I didn’t see the announcement and I didn’t realise that only people who have blogs could comment because you seem to know them. Sorry about that.

    1. Thanks Polly, the announcement was on social media. I’ll amend the post to make it clearer that the competition has closed. Anyone is welcome to enter the occasional competition I run here. Actually none of the people who won a prize pack are ‘bloggers’ and because I am so indecisive I gave my top picks to Mr Wallace and asked him to select the final 3!

  16. Sorry Claire. I think there was some misunderstanding as this was a polite question to understand how things work on blogs. I feel really uncomfortable for asking now. I am sorry I don’t have social media. I would only ever wish everyone I come across in life the best!

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