Oftentimes when people ask for a ginger ale they’re asking for a sugary soda drink that has little to no ginger actually in it. What people might not know is that natural ginger ale is a common remedy for upset stomachs and other ailments.
So, instead of seeking out a can of Canada Dry next time you’re in the mood for some ginger ale, try making some yourself instead.
The recipe is incredibly simple, requiring only a few ingredients. The cook time on the batch is relatively long, but when you’re finished you’ll have an ample supply, lasting you quite some time.
Motion sickness, the flu, tummy aches, joint stiffness and pain, and nausea are all symptoms and illnesses that this homemade remedy will help relieve.
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups sliced fresh ginger root (not necessary to peel)
- 2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- Sparkling mineral water or club soda
- Recipe serves 8 people
Using a medium-sized saucepan, mix the water and ginger and place over a high heat setting. Once this is boiling, lower the heat down to medium-low, cover it and let it set for at least an hour. After the hour is up, remove the lid and let it set for another 30 minutes. Turn off the heat and pour your mixture into a strainer so as to remove the ginger. Mix in the honey and lemon, stirring it into a solution. Once it cools, this solution will be your ginger syrup.
Now to make a ginger ale, put a bit of ice into a glass, add about a fourth a cup of the ginger syrup and then fill the rest of the glass with sparkling/carbonated water. Boom, all-natural, homemade ginger all that you made yourself, and it is delicious.