We love making home-brewed sodas, and we love mint, so we combined them! Home-brewed sodas are fermented and filled with probiotics and very little sugar. Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow, and has a variety of culinary and medical uses. Put them together and you get Mint Soda! This delicious beverage is easy to make and has a fantastic, perky mint flavor with refreshing bubbles. We use a Ginger Bug started as the base for all our sodas. If you need help with the Ginger Bug starter, try this recipe.
As with all home-brewed projects, there's room for personal preferences. Feel free to add more sugar or mint, or less, and see what works best for your taste buds. Have fun!
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2 cups water (filtered or well water, no chlorine)
2 cups fresh mint, chopped
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 lemon (juiced)
1/2 cup Ginger Bug
6 cups water (filtered or well water, no chlorine)
- Boil 2 cups water and the raw sugar together until completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
- Immediately add the fresh mint to the water/sugar mix, stir and cover. Let the mint steep until cool.
- When cooled, strain the mint leaves and squeeze them (we used our hands) to extract as much mint flavor as possible. Discard the leaves.
- Add the lemon juice, the Ginger Bug (strained to exclude chunks of ginger) and 6 cups of water. Stir.
- Pour into a large glass jar, put the lid on tightly and let sit at room temperature for 2-3 days. Each day, open the lid to release the gas. When the soda is carbonated to your liking, pour into glass bottles, seal and let sit at room temperature for 3-4 hours to maximize your carbonation. Then refrigerate for 24 hours, and Enjoy your Mint Soda!!