This post comes courtesy of a very special AIP person indeed. My 11 year old daughter.
When I was at school one day, we had some people come in and show us how to do stuff like plant bulbs and make crafts etc. I love it when they come because we make healthy stuff that I’m allowed to eat/drink. This time we got to decorate plant pots with metallic colours, plant paper white bulbs to sell at the craft fair and, everyone's favourite, we got to make ginger ale.
Growing up as a kid who has never had “pop” or coca cola or any fizzy drinks like that (except for kombucha), I felt left out. I went to numerous parties where everyone was drinking fizzy drinks and I had to have water, coconut water or juice. So, when they told us we were going to make ginger ale, I was really happy! I like this recipe because it tastes good and is healthy. And I know loads of you will like it too!
(makes 8 small glasses)
2 tbsp lemon juice (about 1/2 large lemon)
4 tbsp raw honey
2 tbsp grated ginger
1 (750ml) bottle lightly carbonated spring water (we like Gerolsteiner)
Put the lemon juice and honey into a large jug and stir really well to dissolve the honey. Squeeze the ginger tightly so that all the juice goes into the jug then throw away the pulp (or use it for something else). Add the water but not from a height or it will splash everywhere. Stir again and drink.
If you keep it in the fridge overnight, the bubbles will go but it's still a really good drink.
It's also fun if you freeze it in ice cube trays then you can add it to your school drinks and casually pretend it's water!
Sophie from A Squirrel in the Kitchen says
Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I will definitely make it for my girls 🙂
We really hope they enjoy it Sophie 🙂
DiAnn Cardona says
Love this and will try this holiday season. Also really like how to "casually pretend it is water". Great writing.
Hehe, thank you. we really hope you enjoy it 🙂
Angelique Greetham says
This is absolutely delicious!
That's so great to hear, thanks for letting us know Angelique 🙂
Thank you for posting this! I feel left out too, when everyone else is having things I can't have. I think your recipe will be a big help 🙂
Thank you, I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do 🙂
Tara Perillo says
i can't wait to make this tomorrow for Thanksgiving. I've been wanting something fizzy to drink!
We hope you love it Tara. Happy Thanksgiving!
This is so good! I changed it up a bit, a little less honey, a little less sparkling water and added a squeeze of lime juice. This is exquisite.
Thanks for your recipe!
It's a pleasure, and yours sounds tasty Heidi.
Kathy Gilbert says
Kinda new at all this...what do you mean by "squeeze the ginger?"
Hi Kathy, when you grate fresh ginger it comes together as a damp ball because of the juice content. So put this in the palm of one hand and, holding it over your jug, just squeeze tightly and the ginger juice will run out between your fingers. Keep squeezing until it is dry.
I have made it up and kept the lemon, honey and ginger in a bottle in the fridge and treat it like cordial. I pour a little in the glass, and top up with either sparkling water or plain water. Works a treat and you will always have 'ginger ale' with plenty of bubbles if that's what your heart desires 🙂 It's delicious. Thankyou so much.
Ginger ale on tap sounds fantastic Cathy, it's a pleasure 🙂
My 10 year old daughter has a tendency to feel all alone eating this way, we were both excited to see others here too! She has something she'd like to pass on:
"I think you are really creative, how did you come up with such an amazing recipe? I thought I was the only one that ate this specific way (outside of our family) and I like to do creative foods and I like that there is someone out there that does too. So close to my age, too!"
Thanks so much for the message Jenn, here's one back for your daughter from mine 🙂
"Thanks, I got this one from school but I do like making up my own recipes with the ingredients we have at home. That way AIP is more fun. My favourite ingredients are honey and coconut butter."
Mmmmm...I could go for a big glass of this right now! I'm going to make sure all ingredients for this Ginger Ale are at my ready for tomorrow's TGIF mocktails. 😉
You remind me we haven't made this in a long time. I hope it goes down well, Martine. Cheers!!!
Whitney North says
Thank you so much for this reciepe. Simple but healthy. I will definetly try it.