GINGER BUG SODA
This homebrewed drink is just as a fizzy and tasty as store-bought soda! Plus, it’s packed with good bacteria sure to heal your stomach and boost your immune system.
4 TBS (60 ML) Grated ginger root
2 TBS (30 ML) Cane sugar
4 CUPS (1 L) Water
½ CUP (125 ML) Room temperate fruit juice or tea, any kind
Place 2 tbs (30 ml) ginger root, 1 tbs (15 ml) sugar and 2 cups (500 ml) water in your Mortier Pilon fermentation jar. Stir. Let the mixture ferment at room temperature, covered, for 1 week. Mix in the rest of the ginger, sugar and water. Let the mixture ferment at room temperature, covered, for another week.
Mix ¼ a cup (65 ml) of the ginger bug prepared in step 1 with ½ a cup (125 ml) of juice or tea. Transfer the mixture to Mortier Pilon swing-top bottles. Let the soda ferment for another 4 days in the refrigerator.