Friday, December 9, 2016
Squid Mixes: Lime Sparkling Water
I have set a goal to brew my own root beer and ginger ale. I have brewed alcoholic beer before. I've managed to do it three times, in fact - successfully without poisoning anyone or even making a huge mess. But it's a lot of work, especially for a beverage that can only be consumed by 2/3 of my household. While I'd like to get back into brewing, I'd like to supplement it with beverages my daughter can enjoy, too.
Turns out, making soda's pretty easy. The only tricky part - at least so far - is making the simple syrups. The lime soda involved a basic sugar syrup combined with the limey stuff, then add seltzer. My next project, orange honey ginger ale, is a little more involved. The syrup itself is already done and sitting in the fridge. It'll keep for a couple months. I'll brew once we're through the holidays.
Has any of you tried to make your own soda before?