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Probiotic Butterfly Pea Flower Soda

*To make this soda you should already have your starter made.  You can click here to learn how to make a simple ginger bug.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Fermenting3 d
Total Time3 d 25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butterfly Pea Flower soda, butterfly pea flower soda recipe

Ingredients

Syrup for Soda

  • 1/2-1 cup dry Butterfly Pea Flower tea Buy butterfly Pea tea here
  • 2 Tbsp fresh or bottled lemon juice
  • 5 cups filtered water plus 4 cups filtered water
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2-3 inches fresh ginger grated

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan bring water, sugar, and ginger to a simmer.
  • Add tea, and simmer for about 10-15 minutes
  • Let cool completely.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Strain syrup into a large measuring cup (this makes it easy to pour. You can purchase one here )
  • Stain 1 cup ginger bug into a measuring cup.
  • Pour strained syrup, ginger bug into large mason jars along with 4 more cups of filtered water.
  • Cap and let set on your counter out of direct sunlight.
  • Stir one time a day and re-cap.
  • When you see bubbles along the edge and hear fizz when you stir, you are ready to bottle.

Time to bottle

  • You may find that its easier to pour the mix in a pitcher or measuring cup for easier pouring.
  • Pour your mix into glass bottles. (I have used clean glass bottles from drinks we have bought, and even small mason jars.)
  • Make sure you leave about 1-inch headspace.
  • Seal the bottle tightly.
  • Burp bottle one time a day to release pressure.
  • Let it set on your counter about two more days (depending on the temperature of your kitchen when your burping and hear a pop or see that it's fizzy, you know it's ready. Remember to keep out of direct sunlight!
  • Transfer to the fridge.
  • This seems to last a while in the fridge. In my experience it slowly continues to ferment and gets less sweet the longer it sets.
  • NOTICE this does contain a small amount of alcohol. From my research, it is a very small amount. My kids do drink this in small amounts.
  • *Lemon juice is said to turn this from blue to purple, when I tried omitting the lemon, when I added the ginger bug it still turned purple. If you have success keeping this blue please note how you did it in the comments.

Notes

buy flip top bottles here
get ginger bug recipe here!