There are two pretty obvious reasons why you should make homemade ginger ale. One, it’s made with ginger, which has numerous health benefits. And two, it’s fermented, which, as Frank pointed out, “Is probably why people say ginger ale is good for you when you’re sick, except only the REAL, FERMENTED version is, not the store-bought soda version they have now.”
To make homemade ginger ale, you’ll need the following simple ingredients:
- 3/4 cup fresh ginger, peeled and diced
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup rapadura, sucanat or organic raw cane sugar
- 1/4 cup whey (from raw milk)
- 2 quarts filtered water
Peel and chop ginger into little pieces. Alternatively, you can grate it or mince it.
Next, add the ginger and all the other ingredients to a 2 quart (half gallon) mason jar.
Cover with lid, and close tightly.
Leave it for 3-4 days (or longer). It should be a bit bubbly and fizzy.
Best served warm (unlike the soda version of ginger ale).
Ginger ale update! Nice and fizzy! Tastes…well…like ginger ale! Just less sweet than commercial versions, which to me makes it even better! :)