Turning water into wine? What fresh madness is this?
As much as it sounds like a miracle or a magic trick, there is actually a really simple way that you can transform tap water into prosecco in less than two weeks.
Simply pick up Mysecco, a kit that comes with yeast, syrup and a few other goodies, mix it with warm water, and let it chill in the fridge for 10 days, according to a press release from Victor's Drinks, the company behind this genius creation.
"Mysecco is a twist on a classic drink, blending together the ease of make-your-own drinks with the deluxe taste of sparkling wine," Commercial Director Cecelia Broadbent of Victor's Drinks said in a statement included in the July release. "The fact that you can make this yourself is really unique and is perfect for any occasion!"
The kit, packed in a single bottle, makes a batch of prosecco that is 8.5 percent ABV.
"Consumers love the fun of making our affordable drinks that give you a sense of satisfaction, and we've responded by introducing our coolest product yet, taking make-your-own one step further and redefining today's drinks market," Victor's Drinks Managing Director Ralph Broadbent explained. "Throughout our company, we have strived to give customers the best possible experience with hassle free great tasting drinks. We're making beverage history."
How affordable is it, really? It's hard to tell. Firebox is shipping out the kit for $27.09, but it's unclear if the stuff makes more than one batch. Their ale and cider kits make between 10-20 pints though, so you might have yourself a deal, notes Real Business. Sadly, the U.K.-based company doesn't export to the U.S. yet, but my fingers are crossed.
The unique business started out when Broadbent and his friend, founder Alex Dixon, were attending a university together, and Dixon started brewing his own beer instead of buying it. Broadbent said that he hated waiting months on end to drink it, so they used what they knew from chemistry class to speed up the process.
"In the beginning we used the office kitchen -- moonlighting as a makeshift lab," Broadbent recounted to Real Business.
They founded Victor's Drinks in 2013, and the rest is history. Glorious, bubbly history.