Raspberry Rooibos Soda

By : | 8 Comments | On : March 26, 2015 | Category : Fermentation, Food, Ginger Bug, Probiotic, Recipes, Tea

raspberry rooibos ginger bug soda

I made another foray into probiotic sodas, and this one is going down as a favorite. I used only a handful of ingredients, and very little time actively working on it.
Raspberries have such an amazing intense flavor, they really do all the work for you!

This would make a fantastic summer thirst quencher!

I was happy to discover 2 bags of raspberry puree in the deep freeze that I thought I had used up.
Berry picking season can’t get here fast enough.:)

What you need for 1 gallon:

1 cup active, strained ginger bug
1/2 cup raspberries, pureed
1 – 3″ cinnamon stickcinnamon sticks
2 tsp. rooibos tearooibos tea
1 cup sugar
1 scant gallon water

Bring 2 cups water, raspberries, and cinnamon stick to a boil. Turn off heat.
Add loose tea. Add sugar and stir to dissolve.
Cover & steep for 8 minutes.

Strain through several layers of cheesecloth into 1 gallon container and cool to lukewarm.
Add ginger bug.
Top with water to shoulders of container, stir to combine, and top with an airlockairlock.

Leave in warm area of your house (72F) to ferment.
Stir daily using a non reactive utensil (I use a wooden chopstick) to aerate.

Ferment for 3 days, stirring daily, then transfer into sterilized pressure-safe bottles (I use pop bottles to avoid ‘bottle bombs’) using a wine siphonwine siphon.

Leave for 24 – 48 hours in your pantry or cupboard to allow CO2 buildup if you want carbonation. Otherwise place directly in the fridge.

Have you made any ginger bug sodas?

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Comments (8)

  1. posted by Mai Tran on March 27, 2015

    This recipe is quite easy! We’ve gotta try it out at home! Thanks for sharing. I’ve never heard of ginger bug soda before.

    • posted by Yogurt Hydro on March 27, 2015

      I love making sodas at home. It’s so much healthier for you than reaching for a commercial ‘pop’!

  2. posted by krysprincess on March 30, 2015

    this recipe sounds delicious i love any type of soda

  3. posted by Richard Hicks on March 30, 2015

    Bet it is so refreshing on hot day!

  4. posted by sania wasif on March 30, 2015

    I love cinnamon taste :)

  5. posted by Ayesha Jamal on March 31, 2015

    such a refreshing recipe!

  6. posted by nerdzrage on March 31, 2015

    Oh my yum!

  7. posted by Angelica on April 11, 2015

    This sounds incredible. I love to see a probiotic soda recipe where I don’t have to buy someone else’s starter. Going to pick up some ginger today for my ginger bug. Thanks!


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