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Ginger Bug & Kombuchas

Old 01-28-2020, 10:09 AM
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I love fizzy, bubbly drinks, but don't want the sugar, or their questionable water, so I've been making my own using fermentation. I usually have a batch of Kombucha brewing, which is fermented, sweetened, green tea, in which most of the sugar has been used up in the fermentation process. You can add all sorts of juices to it to give it extra flavor and start it bubbling. I've been making it for years and I like it, but it does have quite a bit of caffeine in it. I did once find a green tea that was decaf, but haven't seen it in the stores since.

Now, I'm trying my hand at making a Ginger Bug, which is grated, fresh ginger, sugar and water, fermented until it gets fizzy. My first batch failed, but this second one is making bubbles...! I love the ginger taste and plan to mix it with some berry juice, or just lemon and a little monk fruit powder. I have a lot of "Grolsch" style beer bottles to put it in. Here's the basic recipe:

https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to...r-soda-3016495

Has anyone else tried to make sodas with a Ginger Bug?

~ C

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Old 01-28-2020, 11:52 AM
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I have switched to the Buble brand of fizzy drinks that have zero sugar. I like them and they come in orange, lemon/lime, strawberry, blackberry and orange is my favourite so far.
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