THEURBANLUSH: Sparkling Red Wine
Written by Danasia Fantastic
Photographed by Johnny Cheng
Since I’ve given up alcohol for the month of January (more on that later!), Megan enlisted the help of her boyfriend Johnny to come up with this awesome twist on an old favorite using the Soda Stream!
First, store your red wine in the fridge so it is nice and cold when you’re ready to add the bubbles. Then open the wine and fill the mini Soda Stream bottle about 3/4 full – just so the liquid reaches the tip of the nozzle. Then gently press the Soda Stream button two times – you do not want to wait for the buzz sound. After a about 10 seconds, press the button twice more without buzzing the Soda Stream.
Now you’re ready for the buzzing. Press it until it makes the sound and then let it sit for about a minute, or until you don’t see all the fizz at the top anymore. Now you can buzz it twice more. Let it sit for another minute and slowly lift the bottle out of the machine. Stop if it fizzes too much – just like you would when opening a soda bottle. After sitting for about five minutes, your sparkling red wine should be ready.
Have you ever used the Soda Stream to spice up any of your regular alcoholic beverages? Share your thoughts below!