Homemade Ginger Ale

Homemade Ginger Ale offers many health properties, including relieving indigestion and other stomach aches.

| March/April 2007

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    Fresh ginger combines with other flavors for a refreshing ginger ale.
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Skip grocery store sodas, and make your own at home. This Homemade Ginger Ale is simple and has many healthy properties.

Use Simple Ingredients to Make Pop At Home 

Homemade Ginger Ale


1 2/3 ounces fresh ginger root, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 cup dehydrated cane juice or brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
4 quarts water, divided
1/8 teaspoon yeast plus 1/4 cup water

Simmer ginger, juices, sugars and 1 quart water for 30 to 60 minutes. (Longer simmer time produces stronger flavor.) Proceed with steps 2 through 7 of the Tonic Root Beer recipe. Makes eight 16-ounce bottles.

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