Homemade Ginger Ale

ginger-ale

 
ginger ale
 
Are you hot and looking for something refreshing to cool you down?  This unique drink will leave you
feeling perky and able to make it through these hot, dog days of summer!
 
There is no doubt about it, Ginger is one of my favorite herbs.  Not only do I enjoy the taste, it’s medicinal qualities are amazing.  Ginger is well known for it’s ability to help relieve nausea and or an upset tummy.  It also is a terrific anti-inflammatory,  anti-microbial, pain reliever.  Ginger is well used as an expectorant and for relief of cold symptoms.  There are so many ways to use Ginger Root in your cooking. But, while it’s not for everyone, one of my favorites is in this uniquely flavored Homemade Ginger Ale. 
 

 ginger ale
 

Homemade Ginger Ale

 
-3/4 cup fresh, peeled, Ginger Root, grated or finely diced
-1/2 cup lime juice (I use the bottled kind)
-1/4 cup organic Cane Sugar (white sugar just won’t work for this one)
-2 tsp. Sea Salt
-1/2 gallon water  (we have great well water, but filtered water is recommended)
 
1. Add all the ingredients to a 1/2 gallon Mason Jar and stir well until the sugar is pretty well dissolved.
 
2. Cover with a jar lid (I use the white plastic ones for things that I am not sealing), and leave it on the counter at room temperature for 3 days.  I shake my jar once or twice a day to keep it mixed.
 
3. At the end of 3 days you will have delicious Ginger Ale that can be strained, and then mixed with carbonated water to give it some “fizz”, consumed chilled, or sipped as a warm tea.  
 
This will keep in your refrigerator for several months (but mine doesn’t last that long!)

 
Enjoy your Homemade Ginger Ale!
 
 
Ginger Ale
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup fresh, peeled, Ginger Root, grated or finely diced
  2. 1/2 cup lime juice (I use the bottled kind)
  3. 1/4 cup organic Cane Sugar (white sugar just won’t work for this one)
  4. 2 tsp. Sea Salt
  5. 1/2 gallon water (we have great well water, but filtered water is recommended)
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a 1/2 gallon Mason Jar and stir well until the sugar is pretty well dissolved.
  2. Cover with a jar lid (I use the white plastic ones for things that I am not sealing), and leave it on the counter at room temperature for 3 days. I shake my jar once or twice a day to keep it mixed.
  3. At the end of 3 days you will have delicious Ginger Ale that can be strained, and then mixed with carbonated water to give it some “fizz”, consumed chilled, or sipped as a warm tea.
Notes
  1. This will keep in your refrigerator for several months (but mine doesn’t last that long!)
One Ash Homestead http://oneashhomestead.com/
 

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