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Drink Fri Nov 30 2007

Homemade Seltzer


I have long been enamored with antique seltzer bottles. However, I decided that I should wait until I stumble upon one in a resale store rather than pay the premium collectors prices that I typically encounter online. I am also somewhat unclear as to which antique bottles accept carbon dioxide cartridges to aerate liquids and which are simply delivery mechanisms.

Recently, I have noticed modern versions up for sale. They are reasonably priced and certainly take CO2 cartridges. I may have to buy one next year to employ for summer cocktails.

Has anyone had experience with either the antique or modern seltzer bottles?

(Photo from Aunt Judys Attic)


editorkid / November 30, 2007 2:27 PM

The NYT had a review of some seltzer options recently. It's at

I'm considering one myself, but to date, all of my experience with seltzer bottles comes from watching the Three Stooges.

Michelle / December 1, 2007 4:10 PM

Personally, I prefer my water "sans gasse", but Apartment Therapy had a little blurb on making your own fizzy water recently. You might get some tips.

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