We met some new friends this last weekend who introduced us to a recipe for making your own soda pop!! We were given a live culture called Scoby (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria & Yeast). We taste tested the finished product and really liked it. Once we have completed our first batch we will keep you updated as to the results.
Check out this link for where the actual recipe came from and has been modified to suit individual needs since then….
Use a gallon jar. Clean it well between uses
Steep 6 small Lipton black-tea bags in a 1 quart pitcher, remove teabags
Add 1 1/3 Cups of sugar, stir
Pour into your clean gallon jar
Add cool water to fill the gallon jar to about 1″ below where the jar tapers
Add your SCOBE and ‘starter cup’
Cover with a paper towel and a rubber band
Set it in a dark place (cabinet) for one week
– then –
Fill smaller capped bottles through a screen – cap them
Store them in a dark place for one more week
and wah-lah! you have an effervescent drink!
Strain again, add flavoring if you like.
I recommend that you add any flavoring only during or after the final step to preserve your SCOBE (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria & Yeast).