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Posted by: Vegan Joe, Monday, July 18, 2011, 7:07pm
Make a lot of squeezed lemon, lime ginger root, and added stevia and commercial ginger ale.
So I bought some club soda and will give this a whirl as I've loaded up on lemon, limes and ginger root.
Was interested in anyone else's  recipes?
Thanks,
Joe
Posted by: Lola, Monday, July 18, 2011, 7:54pm; Reply: 1
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?418
Posted by: Debra+, Monday, July 18, 2011, 8:11pm; Reply: 2
I like to use Seltzer water as it has less salt than club soda does.  I don't so bloated and tight.  I mix seltzer with cranberry, pineapple, black cherry, lemon/lime, ginger, cayenne, whatever happens to be handy at the time.  And...no sugar (of any kind) needed for this nonnie. ;)

Debra :)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, July 18, 2011, 9:12pm; Reply: 3
I woudln't use commercial ginger ale. I've yet to find one without either corn syrup or aspartame.
Posted by: Brighid45, Monday, July 18, 2011, 9:57pm; Reply: 4
The recipe link Lola posted is from our very own Peppermint Twist, and it's my second-favorite drink next to rooibos tea. My favorite is chilled Gerolsteiner, elderberry concentrate, and Knudsen's Just Blueberry juice. Tart-sweet, fizzy and refreshing. Every cell in my body says 'ahhhhhh' when I drink it. (sunny) Also good with pomegranate or black cherry with a hit of lime or lemon juice. Experiment and see what you like.

Btw, you can make your own nice peppery ginger ale: to chilled Gerolsteiner or seltzer water add fresh grated ginger, a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper, and agave syrup or sweetener of choice to taste. A bit of lemon or lime juice is very nice here too. I've also used a little vanilla in place of the cayenne for a more mellow, Vernor's-like taste.
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 3:57am; Reply: 5
I once picked up Jalapeno Lemonade at Whole Foods. Not exactly on-topic, but it is if you add Seltzer.
Posted by: honeybee, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 4:04am; Reply: 6
(drool) thristy now! Great recipes.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, July 28, 2011, 1:38pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Brighid45
The recipe link Lola posted is from our very own Peppermint Twist, and it's my second-favorite drink...

Aaaaw, thank you, twinnie.   :K) (sunny)

Quoted from Brighid45
Btw, you can make your own nice peppery ginger ale: to chilled Gerolsteiner or seltzer water add fresh grated ginger, a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper, and agave syrup or sweetener of choice to taste. A bit of lemon or lime juice is very nice here too. I've also used a little vanilla in place of the cayenne for a more mellow, Vernor's-like taste.

Interesting ingredients there, Brig!  If I made it, I would leave out the cayenne and probably the vanilla, although I think the vanilla would be good...I'd probably go with the ginger, agave, lime juice...that's it.

The cayenne sounds very interesting, though and like it would make for a complex, robust gingerale!  (hugegrin)
Posted by: Kim, Thursday, July 28, 2011, 2:31pm; Reply: 8
Stevia has a lot of flavors that go well in selzer water if you can have it.  The root beer is especially good for anyone who loves the taste of A&W rootbeer.  It isn't exactly like the soda, but it is darn tasty and better for you.
Posted by: SquarePeg, Thursday, July 28, 2011, 8:12pm; Reply: 9
I've been drinking my homemade iced green tea with mint leaves.  I've been thinking of adding it to seltzer, but I keep forgetting to buy the seltzer water.

When I first started BTD, my favorite was cherry juice and seltzer -- a double beneficial drink!

And Debra's absolutely right -- no sugar is wanted or necessary.
Posted by: SquarePeg, Thursday, July 28, 2011, 8:15pm; Reply: 10
Oh, and I wonder if you add white wine to seltzer, whether the wine's acidity would be neutralized by the soda.  If so, it might be neutral for Os.  You end up with sparkling wine or something like champaign.
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, July 30, 2011, 3:06am; Reply: 11
I have no idea where the recipe is right now (we moved two years ago -- yes, two years, and have yet to unpack many boxed up books), but it seems to me I have a recipe for natural ginger ale.  It does call for a plain carbonated something-or-other (nothing with corn syrup), fresh sliced ginger root, and agave nectar or honey.  
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 2:47pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from SquarePeg
I've been drinking my homemade iced green tea with mint leaves.

Tea and mint is a marraige made in heaven.

Posted by: Seraffa, Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 4:24pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from Vegan Joe
Make a lot of squeezed lemon, lime ginger root, and added stevia and commercial ginger ale.
So I bought some club soda and will give this a whirl as I've loaded up on lemon, limes and ginger root.
Was interested in anyone else's  recipes?
Thanks,
Joe


How did the bicarbonate of soda in Club Soda work out with that?
Posted by: Seraffa, Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 4:29pm; Reply: 14
Can someone make a Pom-Cran- Cherry- Rosehip soda and tell me what it tastes like?  ;D

The only mix near me is Pappy's Sassafras concentrate.

How about Virgin Mimosas?
Posted by: Seraffa, Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 4:30pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from Peppermint Twist

Tea and mint is a marraige made in heaven.



Yeah you should know; you are a peppermint!
Posted by: deblynn3, Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 8:00pm; Reply: 16
I like Perrier mineral water with grapfruit juice.

There is a Nomad thread on beer if I remember right there is a link to a site to make ginger beer. Haven't done it but want too someday  ::)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, August 4, 2011, 5:50pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Seraffa
Yeah you should know; you are a peppermint!

(woot)

And, come to think of it, I would marry tea if one could legally do that!
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, August 4, 2011, 7:21pm; Reply: 18
Chocolate soda:

In the bottom of a large glass, mix cocoa powder with hot water. Stir in molasses (or any sweetener of your choice. Molasses is my choice.) Add ice and seltzer.
Posted by: Brighid45, Friday, August 5, 2011, 10:16pm; Reply: 19
Pineapple juice and seltzer makes a really refreshing light drink. If you can make fresh-squeezed pineapple juice, you'll get the benefit of the bromelain too. (Sometimes I blend up fresh pineapple and add it pulp and all to the seltzer.) I sometimes have this as a mid-morning drink especially in the summer. It's a nice substitute for orange juice. It also mixes well with pomegranate and berry juices.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Monday, August 15, 2011, 6:18pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from ruthiegirl
Chocolate soda:

In the bottom of a large glass, mix cocoa powder with hot water. Stir in molasses (or any sweetener of your choice. Molasses is my choice.) Add ice and seltzer.

Interesting!  If I did that, I'd use agave nectar for the sweetener.  I'm trying to decide if a dash of lemon would be just the ticket to brighten it up, or if it would be gross.  It'd be one of the two, fer shuuur.

Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, August 15, 2011, 10:32pm; Reply: 21
Only two ways to find out!

You give it a try and see if it tastes good or not (the first way to find out.)

Then you post about your experience for the rest of us to learn from (the 2nd way to find out. :D )
Posted by: Serenity, Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 1:49am; Reply: 22
Is water carbonated by a "soda stream" machine the same as seltzer?  (I hope so as my hunter has been having freshly pressed pineapple, lemon & ginger juice with half "soda water" and loving it, so am I as it got him off his addiction to cola)
Posted by: passionprincess, Thursday, August 18, 2011, 11:41pm; Reply: 23
Interesting soda recipe:

Lactofermented soda without kefir grains
http://recoveringvegetarian.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/lacto-fermented-sodano-kefir-grains/

Lactofermented Soda Base
Uses only ginger, water, and sugar (you can switch up the sugar for compliance)
http://www.learningherbs.com/soda_recipe.html
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, August 18, 2011, 11:59pm; Reply: 24
Very cool!

My only concern is that sugar is an avoid for me, and I don't want to waste a whole bunch of agave (expensive!) on a recipe that isn't "tried and true." I may experiment with this, using regular sugar, and feed it to my kids, and then play around with making an agave version for myself. Or maybe try using sugar for "stage one" and then agave in "stage 2."

Or stick with beet kvass for my probiotics and water, iced tea, and seltzer as beverages. ;)
Posted by: passionprincess, Friday, August 19, 2011, 1:15am; Reply: 25
Based on my experience with water kefir and kombucha SCOBYs, I found that agave is a better sugar source for fermentation than white or brown sugar.

I found that my water kefir are much healthier in agave and ferment better, too. I ended up losing a SCOBY when I used a white sugar/brown sugar mix. My second SCOBY is doing really well in agave. It might be worth a try.

Quoted from ruthiegirl
Very cool!

My only concern is that sugar is an avoid for me, and I don't want to waste a whole bunch of agave (expensive!) on a recipe that isn't "tried and true." I may experiment with this, using regular sugar, and feed it to my kids, and then play around with making an agave version for myself. Or maybe try using sugar for "stage one" and then agave in "stage 2."

Or stick with beet kvass for my probiotics and water, iced tea, and seltzer as beverages. ;)


Posted by: Debra+, Friday, August 19, 2011, 1:35am; Reply: 26
Quoted from SquarePeg
Oh, and I wonder if you add white wine to seltzer, whether the wine's acidity would be neutralized by the soda.  If so, it might be neutral for Os.  You end up with sparkling wine or something like champaign.


I don't know what it does to it, but on my swami it is a diamond (seltzer) and a neutral(wine).  Yummilicious.  :D

Debra :)

Posted by: Brighid45, Friday, August 19, 2011, 1:16pm; Reply: 27
Serenity--that should be fine. As long as it's just carbonated water it's really no different from seltzer. :)
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