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Pine Needle and Raspberry Soda

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Course: Drinks


  • 1 1/2 cup pine needles chopped
  • 2 cups raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • non-chlorinated water


  • Chop pine needles into approximately 1" pieces.
  • Put the pine needles and raspberries in a 1/2 gallon heat-resistant glass jar or pitcher. If using frozen berries, thaw them first and include any juice.
  • Cover the pine needles and raspberries with boiling water. Allow to steep until the water is cooled to room temperature.
  • Add raw honey and fill the pitcher with non-chlorinated water. Stir thoroughly.
  • Cover loosely with a coffee filter or tea towel.
  • Stir 3 - 4 times per day. Bubbling should begin to occur within 2 - 4 days.
  • After your ferment begins to bubble, strain and transfer to grolsch style bottles. Allow to ferment another 12 - 24 hours at room temperature. Refrigerate.