Ginger ale besides being a delicious fountain drink also happens to be an old folk tonic that can help solve many health problems. If you suffer from such things as digestive issues, joint pain and inflammation, nausea, or motion sickness, Ginger ale has great health benefits. Ginger Ale is also a great fast-acting cold remedy, and Ginger ale can also help make your body more alkaline which is important for your immune system. In fact, some cancer researches are pointing to the fact that cancer cannot grow in an heavily alkaline environment. But in order to get all the health benefits of Ginger ale, you have to make your own. DIY Ginger ale is very economical and super easy to make! Follow the simple recipe below and have a healthy helping of health restoring Ginger ale every day!
Here's a recipe for DIY Ginger ale:
4 cups water
2 cups Sliced fresh ginger root (not necessary to peel, you can also grate the ginger which will produce a sharper flavor)
2 Tbsp. Fresh squeezed lemon juice, you can also use lime juice!
2 Tbsp. Honey (feel free to substitute organic Stevia, yacon, Xylitol, coconut palm sugar or your favorite lower glycemic sweetener.
Sparkling mineral water or club soda
In a medium pot, mix water and ginger over high heat. Once boiling, lower heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for one hour. Get rid of lid and continue to simmer 30 more minutes. Strain mixture to eliminate ginger and let cool until the mixture is still quite warm but not so hot because you lose the benefits of the honey when added. Stir in lemon and honey. Cool completely. This is your ginger syrup. To make ginger ale, put a handful of ice into a glass. Add ¼ cup ginger syrup, and fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water. Enjoy!
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