This is a great alternative to an alcoholic beverage when you still want something festive and a little bit special. Rather than being bubbly like soft drink, it has a beautiful, subtle fizz not unlike Lambrusco!
1 tbsp Herbies rose petals
½ lemon sliced
90 ml apple cider vinegar
Combine all ingredients with 3 ¾ litres of water in a large non-reactive pan or bowl, cover with a clean cloth and leave for 24 hours.
Strain through a sieve, then bottle.
Store at room temperature for about 5 days, checking each day for bubbles – the length of time it takes will depend on the temperature. Once you can see bubbles, transfer to the fridge.
Consume within 2 months. The sugar will continue to ferment and will eventually turn into alcohol.
Recipe adapted from The Agrarian Kitchen by Rodney Dunn.