Wormwood SodaSunday, June 13, 2021
I enjoy bitter things. I love IPAs, and enjoy a good Boulevardier. So it should be no surprise that when I want a refreshing non-alcoholic drink I reach for Wormwood Soda.
I know what you're thinking: Wormwood? Like that stuff in absinthe? Yes, the very same. Wormwood has a biting bitterness, which I find refreshing, and can be found in bulk on Amazon, or at your local herbal store.
So, how do I make it into a soda?
- 6 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup dried Wormwood
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
Bring the sugar and the water to a boil, stir in the Wormwood and lemon juice, turn off the heat, and strain it when it is cool.
To use, simply mix about 20:1 ratio of soda water to soda concentrate, and adjust for taste.
Please note that WebMD has a ton of things to say about Wormwood, so if you aren't sure it's for you, then you might want to read it.