Lately I have been on a kick making our own beverages. I usually make yummy low sugar fruit syrups to mix with sparking water and fresh fruit juices.
The other day I attempted to make Ginger Ale. The flavor was great, but it had no fizz. I used a recipe that called for yeast and a overall two day process. I'm thinking my yeast was bad, but not sure. It still tastes good though, it's just flat. I have been mixing it with seltzer water for the fizz. I'm going to try it again after I try my blueberry soda that takes about two weeks. The recipe I am using is much more complicated than the ginger ale. I start making a "soda culture" that I add sugar and ginger everyday for seven days. I am exciting to see if it works.
Has anyone made their own sodas or even beer?