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Have you ever heard of drinking ginger ale for an upset stomach?

Well, I don’t know how common it is in other places, but I grew up in Michigan and everyone I knew drank Vernors Ginger Ale when they had an upset stomach. I don’t know if it actually helped, but that’s what we did 😉

For the longest time if I had an upset stomach I would crave ginger ale.

The problem is that pop (that’s what we call it in Michigan, maybe you call it soda? 😀 ) is FULL of ingredients that I absolutely do not eat or drink anymore.

But just because I don’t drink that doesn’t mean I don’t still have a craving for it if I am feeling under the weather.

It’s weird how we never let go of some childhood comforts, isn’t it?

Anyway, it turns out if you make your own homemade ginger ale, there are quite a few benefits!

Benefits Of Homemade Ginger Ale

This recipe only requires 4 simple ingredients.

It’s an easy recipe, but many who use these ingredients often say that they notice a number of positive health effects.

If we look at the benefits of the individual ingredients we can see that each has a number of health benefits associated with it, so combining them makes a homemade remedy that is sure to soothe and heal.

Ingredients And Their Health Benefits

  • Ginger- is known for reducing nausea, is a powerful anti-inflammatory, can help with indigestion, and also helps fight infection
  • Raw Honey– can help with digestive issues, soothe a sore throat, has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and is a great source of antioxidants
  • Sparkling Mineral Water this water contains calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals, along with sulfur. All of which can be lacking in our diet.

The other ingredient is just plain filtered water!

How To Make Homemade Ginger Ale

If you’re ready to try this simple concoction, this is where I’ll tell you how easy it is to make 😉

Ingredients Needed

  • 1-2 inches of ginger (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp of honey (or more if desired)
  • 8 oz of sparkling natural mineral water

Instructions

1. Fill a pan with 1 1/2 cups of water

2. Peel and chop ginger, add to pan of water

3. Bring water and ginger to a boil and then turn down the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes (or until you have about 1/2 cup of water left in the pan)

4. Let the ginger water sit for a few minutes to cool

5. Strain warm (but not hot!) ginger water through a strainer or coffee filter to remove large ginger pieces. If you’re using a coffee filter be sure to squeeze the ginger to get the juices out 😉

6. After the ginger water has cooled to just above room temperature, mix in the honey. Stir until it is mixed well.

7. Fill a glass with about 8 oz of sparkling mineral water, then add the ginger/honey water by the Tbsp. until it is the desired strength or taste.

8. Save any ginger/honey water mixture in the refrigerator in a glass jar with a lid and add it to sparkling water whenever needed.

I usually keep this mix in the fridge for a day or two before making a new batch.

Possible Additions

Feel like making your drink fancy?

Ok, maybe these additions don’t exactly make it fancy, but it could make your homemade ginger ale tastier and add health benefits!

You could add:

  • lemon
  • lime
  • turmeric

Printable Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

Homemade Ginger Ale

Homemade Ginger Ale

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

If you're looking for a healthier version of ginger ale, this is the recipe for you! Ginger ale is used by many to help settle the stomach, relieve nausea, and just for a tasty drink! But commercial products often have a lot of sugar and other undesirable ingredients. Learn how to make your own healthy, homemade recipe that the whole family will love!

Ingredients

  • 1-2 inches of ginger (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp of honey (or more if desired)
  • 8 oz of sparkling natural mineral water

Instructions

  1. Fill a pan with 1 1/2 cups of water
  2. Peel and chop ginger, add to pan of water
  3. Bring water and ginger to a boil and then turn down the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes (or until you have about 1/2 cup of water left in the pan)
  4. Let the ginger water sit for a few minutes to cool
  5. Strain warm (but not hot!) ginger water through a strainer or coffee filter to remove large ginger pieces. If you're using a coffee filter be sure to squeeze the ginger to get the juices out 😉
  6. After the ginger water has cooled to just above room temperature, mix in the honey. Stir until it is mixed well.
  7. Fill a glass with about 8 oz of sparkling mineral water, then add the ginger/honey water by the Tbsp. until it is the desired strength or taste.
  8. Save any ginger/honey water mixture in the refrigerator in a glass jar with a lid and add it to sparkling water whenever needed. I usually keep this mix in the fridge for a day or two before making a new batch.

Notes

We usually start with 2 Tbsp and see how that settles in the stomach. This can taste fairly weak, but if the stomach is upset you don't want to add too much spice or heat (and ginger can do that sometimes!) Depending on the person and individual taste, we have added 5-6 Tbsp. to a glass.

If using for sickness, sip slowly!

If you are using this for a delicious drink, enjoy! 🙂

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