Cherry Soda

12 Jul

On the 4th of July my boyfriend and I went to a family party where they were serving up a  bottles of Boylan’s soda.  Mike was gobbling up the cherry sodas.  I tried one, and it was good but a bit too sweet for my taste:  so the challenge began.  Make my own!  Looking at their recipe description, they add wild cherry bark and bourbon vanilla flavoring to their sodas.  I started a more basic cherry soda recipe last night, not including any vanilla or cherry bark, yet.  Here is a riff on the recipe from my tibicos post.


4 cups water

1/4 cup of tibicos (water kefir) grains

a generous handful of dried cherries

1/4 cup of white sugar.  

Mix, let sit covered with a cloth or towel for about 48 hours, or until it is fermented to your taste.  Stir every once in a while if you think about it.  When it tastes ready, bottle it.  Let sit in the bottle unrefrigerated for up to a day to allow fizz to build.

I put together the recipe last night, and when I tried it this morning, delicious things were happening!  I’ll give the update on the finished project after it’s bottled….

2 Responses to “Cherry Soda”


  1. Yogis drinking: Goji Beer « Brooklyn Alewife - August 2, 2012

    […] can call it that, to yogis and goji berries.  The drink I’ve made is nearly identical to my cherry soda […]

  2. Cherry Explosion (and a new recipe)! | Brooklyn Alewife - June 2, 2013

    […] all of this this bad excitement, I have slowly adapted my original cherry soda recipe into something even more fabulous.  The first ferment is the the same as the original recipe. […]

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