French Soda Kombucha

French Soda Kombucha

A French Soda taste like liquid creamsicles – and that’s according to Bon Appétit, and we would conquer.

Soda has been around longer than most people think: the method of infusing water with carbon dioxide was invented in 1767 by Joseph Priestly.

The first modern soda-pop was Dr Pepper, invented by Charles Aderton in 1885.

What Is A French Soda?

It is the combination of fizzy water, flavored simple syrup, and a splash of half-and-half over ice.

What Is Fizzy Water?

It is carbonated water that has been infused with carbon dioxide gas under pressure.

This produces a bubbly drink that’s also known as sparkling water, club soda, soda water, seltzer water, and fizzy water.

As a side note, hard seltzers and carbonated water drinks which include sparkling, seltzer, fizzy and mineral waters are all the rage right now.

What Is A Kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented tea, made by combining tea with sugar, bacteria and yeast.

During the fermentation process, beneficial bacteria, acetic acid , a small amount of alcohol (<1%) and carbon dioxide gases are formed. The carbon dioxide gas is what makes the kombucha tea naturally fizzy.

The good bacteria eat the sugar and their by-product is natural carbon dioxide.

Image Credit: Bucha Brewers

Juice, spices, fruit or other flavorings are often added.

Kombucha is thought to have originated in Asia during the Chinese Tsin dynasty in 212 B.C.

The Fizzy Soda Drink Is Born

Kombucha is the fizzy, sweetened water, with flavor.

Just add some half-in-half or cream to your favorite flavored kombucha and walla, you have your French Soda Kombucha.

The company Soda Press Co. makes concentrated kombucha for the Sodastream Soda maker. Carbonated soda water with added kombucha concentrate, then add some half-in-half or cream, and you have yourself a French Soda Kombucha.

French Soda Kombucha

French Soda Kombucha

The following makes 2 – 10 ounce French Soda Kombucha‘s – use what ever flavor of kombucha you like and your favorite brand as well.

Very Important – Do not use any milk, even whole milk. There is a risk of curdling. Use only cream or half-in-half.

1 – 16.9 ounce bottle Kombucha, any flavor

1/2 cup half-in-half or real cream

Add 8 ounces each of kombucha to 2 glasses.

Slowing pour 1/4 cup half-in-half to each glass.

Add some fruit for garnishing, if desired.

A French Soda Lavender Melon Kombucha – Garnished With A
Watermelon Slice & Fresh Basil

Serve with a straw.


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