04/05/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

How To Make Soda And Seltzer (VIDEO)

The average American consumes more than 600 bottles of soda or sparkling bottle a year, according to Grist columnist Umbra Fisk. Not to mention that 80 percent of those bottles don't get recycled.

If you just can't live without your soda fix, why not take matters into your own hands? Fisk shows you how to make your own refreshing soda and seltzer, minus the high-fructose corn syrup, and even with a little vodka if that's your style.