Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The soda recipe and homemade Snapple
Here is the Penniless Parenting post I used for my soda inspiration. I checked out the original spruce beer recipe she links to also. But in the end, I just made my regular lemonade recipe - 11/2 c sugar, 1c lemon juice and about 1.5 L water in a recycled iced tea bottle and added about a 1 tbsp of baking yeast. Let it stand overnight until the bottle became hard and that was it. It was a bit too sweet for me but the kids liked it. And next time, I'd probably put less yeast and leave it out longer but I was pressed for time, it being Friday afternoon and all:) I think I'd like to attempt ginger ale next using similiar technology. In the past, I also made homemade Snapplelike iced tea, by mixing about a quarter of 1.5 liter bottle of nectar/fruit juice of choice with regular tea ( a couple of tea bags, hot water, sweetened to taste) to fill the remaining 3/4 of the 1.5 L bottle. It came out very good also.