Homemade Ginger Ale

Ginger ale is an old standby to help an upset stomach. Ginger has anti-inflammatory agents that settle nausea and help constipation. Rather than go with the store-bought kind, try making it at home with this tasty recipe.

2 cups Ginger
2 cups Sugar
4 cups Water
1 quart Club soda
1 Lime

First, you’ll need to make a ginger syrup.

Combine the ginger, 2 cups of the sugar, and the water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.

Reduce the heat and simmer until syrupy or reduced by half, for 40 to 50 minutes. The syrup will thicken as it cools so don’t over-reduce it.

Strain the syrup and reserve the ginger.

To make ginger ale, fill four 8-ounce glasses with club soda.

Pour 2 tablespoons of the ginger syrup down the side of each glass. Garnish with a lime wedge on the rim of each glass.