Strawberry-Lemon Lime Soda
In a 1.5L mason jar, combine:
- 1/2 c strawberry extract (see jesssherman.com/strawberry-lemon-lime-soda/)
- 1/2 c whey (see jesssherman.com/strawberry-lemon-lime-soda/)
- juice from 2 lemons
- juice from 1 lime
- fill the rest with pure water (do not use chlorinated tap water as the chlorine will kill the bacteria in the whey)
Cover tightly and let it sit on the counter for about 2 days. You will know it is ready when it tastes a little fizzy.
TIP: The time it takes to ferment will depend on the temperature. On really warm days it will ferment faster.
ANOTHER TIP: If you want it to get really fizzy, use a very tight sealing container like a Grolsch-type beer bottle.
YET ANOTHER TIP: You can make straight lemonade using this same method. Simply leave out the strawberry extract and add 1/2 cup of pure cane sugar instead (or to taste)
Chill well before serving…and make another batch right away!
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