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Kick a Soda Pop Habit Without Stress - Using Bormioli Flip-Cap Bottles

Updated on October 11, 2013

Bormioli Rocco Bottles Seal Up My Refreshing Drinks

Today I packed a bottle of my nutritious and delicious flavored home-bottled nutritious beverage in my backpack and took it along to a friend's house for a refreshing treat to share.

This is easy to do, especially during harvest times, when fresh fruits and flavors are abundant. I have a link below to my Root Beer flavor beverage, but I also make it with infusions of fresh grapes, or berries. Rich blue Concord Grapes are a fantastic flavoring.

I Kicked My Cravings for Soda Pop This Easy Way

I'm hungry for nutrients, having changed my diet to stave off the strains of age. First I changed the type of foods I eat, and added green smoothies to my daily regimen. That started me on the way to renewed energy and weight loss. Then I decided to find a substitute for that old American drink - pop, as we Northwesterners call it.

My drink of choice is kefir water. Here's the Recipe. It's in a fun article you'll find comfortable to read and enticing to follow. My first, and every batch after that, has succeeded.

Also Make it With Fall's Concord Grapes

I took one pound of fresh concord grapes, added 1/4 their weight in coconut sugar, and 1/4 Cup water and brought them to simmer, stirring frequently. I let them simmer, adding additional water as needed to prevent scorching and prevent boiling. When they were reduced to a squishy mass - I squished them, using a wood potato masher in the pan - I strained them through a nylon strainer.

Then I wrapped the grapes in cheesecloth and squeezed the juice out of them. Then I added the grape juice to the kefir water and let it cure for 48 hours. When the kefir was done I ran the whole pitcherful through the nylon strainer, and bottled the kefir in the flip-cap bottles, mixing with grape juice as desired. It provides a hearty taste. I omit the root beer flavoring for this version.

With Each Bottleful I Am Drinking In Probiotics

My goal is to stave off some of the dread effects of aging, including that old familiar problem - diabetes. I'm using organic ingredients and filtered water. I even use my own mineral drops to infuse the water I use for kefir drinks.

My Bormioli Rocco Flip-Cap Bottles Even Bounce

Yes, I've dropped a full bottle or two, due to a klutzy grip, and they have bounced on my kitchen floor. Now I don't recommend bowling before dinner as a way to entertain the tots, but they do make these bottles like they used to!

Don't Tell but These Bottles Cap Home Brew Too

photo below and background frame photo: I took them ©2013 Leslie Sinclair

Bormioli Rocco Frigoverre Jug with Hermetic Lid, 68 oz.
Bormioli Rocco Frigoverre Jug with Hermetic Lid, 68 oz.

I have this pitcher filled with my latest batch of Root Beer Kefir Water with the kefir grains doing their magic. It takes just 24 - 48 hours, depending on the kitchen atmosphere. Mine normally takes two days.

 
Good Cook Classic Set of 3 Wood Spoons, Not Applicable
Good Cook Classic Set of 3 Wood Spoons, Not Applicable

This is a perfect bargain for stirring the kefir water. It's important not to use metal with the kefir culture grains, so getting in the habit of using wooden spoons is the best idea.

This set of thee is a fantastic bargain. When you think about the benefits, and the ease of making the drinks, it makes sense to get equipment you can count on.

 

Every penny I invest in this glassware is worth it because these bottles will stand the wear.

They sell replacement rubber discs that provide the secure seals. This is why the bottles hold the carbonation.

Have You Used Bormioli Flip Cap Bottles to Make Kefir or Home Brew?

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    • lesliesinclair profile imageAUTHOR

      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      @Nightcat: You know, now I'm like one of those foodie evangelists. It's good.

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      Nightcat 

      5 years ago

      This looks oh-so-tempting. :)

    • lesliesinclair profile imageAUTHOR

      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      @sousababy: Thanks. It feels good on so many levels, and varying the taste is one of the benefits. I really like good thick glassware and it comes in handy with my tremulous fingers sometimes.

    • lesliesinclair profile imageAUTHOR

      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      @smine27: You just may have as much fun with it as I am doing.

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      sousababy 

      5 years ago

      It's better for our planet to use glass - and I've wondered where I could get durable ones. I think home bottling of healthy beverages is making a comeback. Thank you also for sharing your fabulous recipes. Take good care, Rose

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      Shinichi Mine 

      5 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I am very interested in this healthy alternative to pop.

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