If you’re looking for refreshing treats or refreshing homemade soda recipes you can whip up yourself with ease, making your own ginger ale is a great way to get started.

Among other benefits, ginger is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive effects [1], and ginger ale is cited as a natural remedy for indigestion [2]. Here’s a recipe for ginger ale with a strawberry-lime twist that’s a great, refreshing drink that you can make from the comfort of your own home:


Ingredients

  • 100g fresh ginger
  • 10 strawberries (circa 200g)
  • 3 limes
  • 150g light brown sugar (or you can replace this with agave syrup or your choice of sweetener)
  • 235ml / 1 cup of water

Preparation

To create the syrup:

  1. Peel & grate the ginger
  2. Mash the strawberries slowly until they are turned into a paste
  3. Squeeze the limes
  4. Mix all the ingredients together in a cooking pot, then heat until the mixture starts to boil.
  5. Remove the mixture from heat, cover and let rest for 1 hour
  6. Strain the mixture and cool/store in the fridge

 

To prepare drinks and carbonate directly in your DrinkMate:

Mix 1 part syrup to 6 parts water – that works out to around 65ml of syrup (4-5 tablespoons) for the small DrinkMate bottle or 120ml (8 tablespoons) of syrup for the large bottle, then add cold water to the maximum fill line. As always – the colder the water the better!

Carbonate the drink as you normally would in your Drinkmate – use the slow release valve to control the foam.

And that’s it – you now have a freshly-made, super refreshing ginger ale that’s guaranteed to impress!


 

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