Reap the health benefits of ginger with a glass of naturally fermented ginger ale.
Naturally Fermented Ginger Ale
- 3 or 4 grolsch style bottles
- 8 cups filtered water
- 2 inch chunk of ginger-grated
- ½ cup sucant
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup ginger bug or ginger ale starter
- Make a Ginger tea. To make the ginger tea mix 4 cups of filtered water, sucant, sugar, and grated ginger root in a sauce pan.
- Bring ginger root and sugar mixture to a boil.
- Simmer ginger tea for 5 minutes. It will begin to smell so yummy.
- Remove the ginger tea from the heat and add additional 4 cups of water.
- Cool the ginger tea to room temperature. (I will make the tea before church and when I get home it is completely cooled)
- Add to the ginger tea, lemon juice, vanilla, salt, and the ginger bug.
- Now it's time to fill up the soda bottles. Strain the ginger tea mixture into the grolsch style flip top bottles.
- Place to bottles in a warm place and allow to ferment 5-7 days.
- I check mine every 2 or 3 days by opening the bottle to release the pressure. If bubbles rush up to the top it is ready to refrigerate and drink.
Best place to find a large selection of grolsch style flip top bottles is Amazon.
Don’t have a ginger bug or ginger ale starter? It’s so easy to make in your own kitchen. See my post with instructions how to make your own ginger ale starter.
If you enjoyed this recipe for Naturally Fermented Ginger Ale you might also like making Kombucha, another naturally fermented beverage.
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