I love Ginger Ale.  I never knew the many health benefits of Ginger.  I just loved the taste.  Ginger is sweet.  You can cook with it or use it raw.     This is good news for me because I love Ginger. Ginger boosts the immune system, reduce the risk of cancer, and improves mental performance.   It can also help inflammation and gut health.   I found a Ginger Ale recipe since it is my favorite and you can get some of the benefits of Ginger.

Ginger Ale

1 1/2 ounces finely grated fresh ginger; 6 ounces sugar;  7 1/2 cups filtered water; 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast; and 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice are the ingredients that you need.   Place the ginger, sugar, and 1/2 cup of the water into a 2-quart saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, cover and allow too steep for 1 hour. Pour the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl, pressing down to get all of the juice out of the mixture. Chill quickly by placing over an ice bath and stirring or set in the refrigerator, uncovered, until at least room temperature, 68 to 72 degrees F. Using a funnel, pour the syrup into a clean 2-liter plastic bottle and add the yeast, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups of water. Place the cap on the bottle, gently shake to combine and leave the bottle at room temperature for 48 hours. Open and check for the desired amount of carbonation. It is important that once you achieve your desired amount of carbonation that you refrigerate the ginger ale. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, opening the bottle at least once a day to let out excess carbonation.


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