5 Drinks You Can Make With Ginger

Ginger is one of the most versatile ingredients that you may find in your kitchen. Loaded with medicinal properties, ginger root has a long history in several forms of alternative medicine. From treating nausea to subsiding joint inflammation and arthritis pain, this aromatic spice can do wonders. And besides its medicinal powers, ginger has a distinct taste that goes well with several other ingredients.

So why not enjoy the goodness of ginger root and enjoy some delicious drinks that not only have an amazing taste but are also great for your health. Give your body the warmth and anti-inflammatory benefits of ginger with these five amazing drinks you can make with ginger. Whether you like it hot or you prefer some cool beverages, here is something for everyone.

Ginger and Lemon Detox Drink

Ginger and lemon detox drink is one of the best drinks to start your day with. This morning dose of detox will cleanse your body and boost immunity, and have anti-inflammatory effects. Regular use of this ginger drink will help ease arthritis symptoms and protect against chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and even cancer.

To give your body a great start for the day, you will need six ingredients. Each ingredient that goes into this drink has immense benefits for your body. Here is what you will need to make yourself a ginger and lemon detox drink.

Ingredients

  • Water – 350 ml,
  • Lemon – 1 whole, thinly sliced,
  • Ginger root – 1 inch of freshly grated ginger, (alternatively you can use 1 tsp. of ginger powder)
  • Turmeric – ½ inch of freshly grated turmeric, (alternatively you can use 1/4 tsp. of turmeric powder)
  • Black pepper or cayenne – a pinch
  • Honey (optional) – 1-2 tsp.

How to Make it?

Bring water to a boil. Turn off the heat and add in all other ingredients (except honey). Let the ingredients settle in hot water for around 30 minutes. Strain and enjoy. You can add honey at this point. If you like it cold, you can refrigerate the drink, and you can also reheat it if you like it hot. Make sure you don’t boil it again.

It’s best to consume this drink first thing in the morning, but you can continue to sip it throughout the day.

Ginger Ale

The refreshing ginger ale is one ginger drink that is loved by all. It’s delicious, can help treat indigestion, and brings in all the benefits of ginger. To prepare this drink, you will need ginger juice, sugar, lemon juice, water, soda, and a few mint leaves. The key is to prepare the ginger syrup. Once you have it ready, you can prepare your favorite ginger ale in no time.

Preparing Ginger Syrup

You will need one part of peeled and chopped ginger and one and a half parts of water. Let ginger cook in the water in a small saucepan for around 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for another 30 minutes. Strain the mixture and discard the pulp.

You can then return this liquid into the saucepan and add in one part of sugar and a pinch of salt and let the liquid cook until the sugar dissolves.

To prepare two cups of ginger syrup, you will need,

  • 1 cup peeled and chopped ginger,
  • 1 ½ cups of water and
  • 1 cup sugar.

Once the syrup is cool, you can store it in an airtight jar and place it in the refrigerator. You can use the ginger syrup in several other ginger drinks, including the super delicious ginger latte.

Ginger Ale Ingredients

  • Ginger syrup – 1/4 cup,
  • Juice of one lemon,
  • ¾ cup soda

How to Make it?

  • In a glass, pour in ginger syrup and ice cubes and squeeze a lemon.
  • Add in soda and mix well.
  • Enjoy your ginger ale.

Apple Ginger Juice

The sweet and spicy apple and ginger juice bring you the best of both worlds. While the warmth of ginger gives your body the immunity to fight off cold and flu, the sweetness of apple reduces your risk of diabetes, heart diseases, and anemia. To prepare this delicious drink, you will need apples, ginger, and lemon.

Ingredients

  • Apples – 3, (remove the core and chop them roughly)
  • Ginger – ½ inch peeled and chopped,
  • Lemon – ½,
  • Water – ½ cup,

How to Make it?

  • Add in apple, ginger, lemon juice, and water and blend all the ingredients nicely.
  • Use a large metal strainer and strain the puree. (you can use cheesecloth instead of a strainer)
  • Press the mixture and get the maximum juice and discard the pulp.
  • Add ice to your glass, pour in the juice, and serve immediately.

Ginger and Fennel Seed Tea

This warm cup of ginger and fennel seed tea is a must-have after a big meal as this drink can help you with indigestion and prevent bloating. You will need fennel seeds, ginger, and water for this simple and effective stomach-friendly tea.

Ingredients

  • Water – 1 cup,
  • Crushed Fennel seeds – ½ tsp.,
  • Freshly grated ginger – 1 tsp. (alternatively, you can use a ginger tea bag)
  • Honey or maple syrup – 1 tsp.

How to Make it?

  • Boil in water with crushed fennel seeds and ginger. You can turn off the heat and leave the mixture for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Strain, mix in honey or maple syrup, and serve it hot.

Ginger Latte

Another warm drink you can prepare using ginger is a ginger latte. To make this frothy ginger drink, you will need milk, ginger syrup, and powdered ginger. You can prepare ginger syrup ahead of time and refrigerate it. Find out how to make ginger syrup in the section above.

Ingredients

  • Ginger syrup – 1-2 tbsp.,
  • Unsweetened Milk – 1 ¼ cups,
  • Ginger powder or cinnamon for topping.

How to Make it?

  • Bring milk to a boil.
  • In a cup, add ginger syrup and hot milk. Top it up with powdered ginger or cinnamon.
  • Serve hot.