Fab, Fit & Frugal: The Perfect Soda Substitute

Posted On Friday, November 27th, 2015
Filed Under: Fab, Fit and Frugal

I’m a recovering soda addict. There, I said it! I know it sounds funny, but I really did have an addiction to soda. A few years ago I could easily finish off a six-pack or two liter in a single day. But now, I rarely touch the stuff. Instead of quitting cold turkey, I made a switch that’s much healthier: seltzer water!
I used to think of seltzer as the flavorless old people drink my aunt used to consume, but it’s helped curb my soda crazings. And one brand I gravitate toward is Vintage Seltzer.
Keep reading to see why it’s an awesome soda substitute, the refreshing mixed drink I make with seltzer water {great for any upcoming holiday parties} and even a discount you can use!

Since I practically live at Target, I always buy my Vintage Seltzer there. It’s near the sparkling and flavored water selection, which also happens to be near the ice cream section. And if you ever wondered what’s the difference between seltzer and sparkling water, it’s really just carbonation. Sparkling tends to have more flavor and less fizz. But because I loved the fizziness of soda, seltzer is my natural preference. Also, though Vintage Seltzer comes in a 12-pack or 1 liter, I usually just get the liter. It’s easier for me to sip on throughout the day.
Besides the fizz, Vintage Selzer is free of artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup and low in sodium. So it basically quenches my thirst for something fizzy without the bad stuff that soda has. Some soda has the same amount of sugar as a candy bar. Yikes! While I usually keep my seltzer flavors pretty simple {lemon, lime or lemon-lime}, Vintage Seltzer has 10 flavors, including pomegranate, wild cherry and raspberry.
And sometimes I create my own little concoction for an extra dose of flavor. Below is the recipe for my ginger lemonade spritzer.
*sugar {go easy on this!}
*slices of fresh, peeled ginger
*I never use exact measurements. I just mix to taste and based on the size of the pitcher I’m making*
Add water, sugar and ginger in a pot. Stir and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and chill. Squeeze in fresh lemon juice. Garnish with fresh lemon and top off with seltzer.
It has a bit of sweetness, tartness from the lemon, kick from the ginger and fizzle from the seltzer! You can even add your favorite spirit and turn this into an adult drink.
Of course the price is on point with Vintage Seltzer. A 12-pack typically costs just under $4. For even more savings, you can download and print a $1 off coupon here. I’ve always found Vintage Seltzer at Target, drug stores, etc. but you can use the store locator to find them near you.

And another way to save, follow Vintage Seltzer on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram! Users who tag @DrinkVintage on Instagram will receive a $1 off coupon!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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4 thoughts on “Fab, Fit & Frugal: The Perfect Soda Substitute

  1. I love seltzer/soda water and combine it with a bit of real fruit juice for a healthier alternative to sodas! I am going to try your recipe today. Thanks! Liz W

    • Yup, I love mixing seltzer with a bit of juice as well. It’s got the fizz and a bit of sweetness, but not too sweet. Hope you like the recipe!

  2. I’m so glad you posted this! I’m also a recovering soda addict and have not had any for most of the year. However, I found I missed the carbonation. So like you, I came up with a substitute. I tend to go for club soda or seltzer water and add the juice like you do.

    Love this substitute!

    • I’m so glad i’m not the only recovering addict, LOL!

      Seltzer really is a great substitute and has so many great flavors.

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