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Food glossary

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Soda water

This is carbonated water with the addition of sodium bicarbonate. Waitrose soda water is available in 1 litre bottles or packs of 6 x 250ml. Soda water has very little taste and sparkling mineral water can be used in place of soda water.

Uses: Soda water can be served with ice as a long cool drink but is more commonly used as mixer for fruit cordials such as lime (lime and soda), spirits such as whisky (whisky and soda), or white wine (spritzer). It is best served chilled from the fridge.

To store: Keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight for up to 6 months. Once opened replace the cap tightly to maintain the fizz and consume within 3 days.