I will, however, enjoy a splash of fizzy club soda in a bourbon cocktail or a homemade soda, like this Homemade Blackberry Lime Soda. It was in the 50 Homemade Sodas booklet in the most recent Food Network Magazine. Basically, you make a simple syrup and add club soda or seltzer. We make a lot of simple syrups for iced teas and cocktails. They're easy to make.
This one uses a lot of blackberries (1 pint) and 1 cup water with 3/4 cup sugar plus the juice of a lime. We made it in the evening and refrigerated it overnight. For each drink, we put 2 tbsp of syrup and 2 of our huge ice cubes into a collins/highball glass (just to be a little fancy, we used the "good" glasses) and then added club soda. The drink is such a pretty color.
Ours was a thick syrup. We couldn't squeeze it out the nozzle of our usual simple syrup squeeze bottle. It also didn't thoroughly mix into the soda right away. It took a while to completely dissolve. Before the syrup completely mixed in, there was not a lot of flavor, but after it dissolved, there was a delicious blackberry and lime flavor. I used a spoon-straw so I could stir before each sip.
It was very tasty and refreshing. I'm looking forward to trying some other syrups from the booklet. I already have the next flavor picked out.