Easy recipe for fermenting fresh squeezed orange juice into bubbly orangina. A great alternative to orange soda!
Squeeze the oranges to produce about 1 quart of unfiltered juice. Add water and mix well in a half-gallon mason jar (I use these) taking care to leave a minimum of an inch at the top.
Stir in the sea salt and orange extract. Screw on the lid and leave on the kitchen counter for two days. Refrigerate.
You may serve the chilled orangina plain or mixed with a bit of natural mineral water to add additional carbonation.
Alternatively, you can bottle the fermented orange juice to transform it into orangina – a bubbly orange soda-like beverage.
The orangina will last a month or two in the refrigerator and will develop an appealing orange/banana-like flavor after a few days.
Fermented OJ is easily bottled into bubbly orangina. For many, this represents a worthy and healthy alternative to orange soda. This article plus video outlines the process for bottling homemade soda.