Ginger Ale

 

Home-Made Ginger Ale
 
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Serves: 50 oz
Ingredients
  • ½ cup fresh ginger root (peeled and grated, lightly packed in measuring cup–make sure the root is moist and aromatic, not dried out)
  • 3-6 tbsp. raw honey (very soft or liquefied but NOT hot)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (juice from about 2-4 limes, depending on relative juiciness; bring limes to room temperature before juicing for best results)
  • 2 tbsp. raw whey
  • two large pinches unrefined sea salt
  • enough filtered water to fill the jar
How To Make
  1. Combine all ingredients in a one-quart glass jar with a screw lid, shake it up gently to dissolve the honey, and leave at room temperature for one day. Strain into two 25.3 oz. Pellegrino bottles with screw-on lids. Top off both with Pellegrino and store in the refrigerator. Drink diluted or full-strength as desired.
 

Join the discussion 7 Comments

  • Jane says:

    Hi . Can you tell me what “raw whey ” is? I’m dairy, egg and gluten intolerant so obviously have to avoid.

    • Julie McGinnis says:

      Raw whey is minimally processed at low temperatures and is higher in antioxidants and other nutrients than regular whey. Raw whey still contains casein so if you are avoiding dairy I would not use it.

  • Diane Barrieau says:

    I am vegan and wondered if there is another ingredient you can substitute for whey that’ll give the same benefits? Thanks.

    • Julie McGinnis says:

      Diane, there are aspects to the whey that cannot be found in a vegan product. You could try making it without it. Let us know how it goes!

  • Lisa says:

    Hi Diane: You need something that will help the fermentation process – Cultures for Health’s water kefir starter is a good option.

    Warmly,
    Lisa
    Customer Support

  • angela says:

    I am wondering, what is raw whey and where can it be purchased? I have looked it up and found many different answers.

  • Lisa says:

    Hi Angela – thanks for your comment. You need something to help the fermentation process – Cultures for Health’s water kefir starter is a good option.

    Warmly,
    Lisa
    Customer Support

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