Ginger Ale

Ginger Ale

Zesty Summer Refreshment.

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups filtered water
  • 1-2 inch piece of fresh Ginger Root, minced
  • 1/2 cup Cucanat sugar.
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • ½ cup Lime Juice

Instructions:

  1. Make a “wort” for the Ginger Ale by placing 3 cups of the water, minced Ginger Root, Sucanat and Salt in a saucepan and bringing to a boil.
  2. Simmer the mixture for about five minutes until Sucanat is dissolved and mixture starts to smell like ginger.
  3. Remove from heat and add additional water. This should cool it but if not, allow it to cool to room temperature before moving to the next step.
  4. Add fresh Lime Juice
    Transfer to a 2 quart glass mason jar with an air-tight lid. 
  5. Stir well and put lid on.
  6. Leave on the counter for 2-3 days until carbonated. Watch this step carefully. Using whey will cause it to ferment more quickly. It should be bubble and should “hiss” like a soda when the lid is removed. This is very temperature dependent and the mixture may need to be burped or stirred during this fermentation time on the counter.
  7. Transfer to refrigerator.
  8. Strain before drinking.

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