Make Natural Ginger Ale; Part Two – The “Wart”

Natural Ginger Ale


A naturally fermented old-fashioned ginger ale or Ginger Beer is known to have numerous amazing health benefits and when drinking this fizzy miracle brew I swear you can feel it in your body going to work. Along with being a natural and powerful probiotic it also has been found and reported in medical journals to have significant cardiovascular benefits as well as reduce inflammation throughout the body. It’s also an excellent digestive aid and is commonly used to treat nausea. It also is a natural painkiller! The list of benefits could go on further yet, but aside from all that it’s just delicious!



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  1. Make what is called a  “wort” for your natural ginger ale by placing 3 cups of the water, minced ginger root, sugar, and molasses, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer for about five minutes until sugar is dissolved and mixture starts to smell like ginger.
  3. Remove from heat and add additional water. Cool until room temperature before moving to the next step.
  4. Add fresh organic lemon or organic lime juice and ginger bug.
  5. Transfer to a 2 quart glass mason jar with air-tight lid. Stir well and put lid on.
  6. Leave on the counter for 2-3 days. you may have to stir occasionally. It should hiss when you remove the lid once its carbonated.
  7. Once its carbonated transfer to the fridge. DO NOT let the jars become too carbonated as it may cause your jars to explode.
  8.  Strain and if desired transfer to re-usable bottles before drinking. You can find the perfect bottle for this here

Making your own natural ginger ale is very much a craft and can be fun and rewarding and of course beneficial to your health. Over time you will be able to craft brew to your own personal taste by adjusting the ingredients as you learn much like making wine or beer.

If your looking for more fermented recipes check out these books Delicious Probiotic Drinks: 75 Recipes for Kombucha, Kefir, Ginger Beer, and Other Naturally Fermented Drinks by Julia Mueller

or Fermentation for Beginners: The Step-by-Step Guide to Fermentation and Probiotic Foods by Drakes Press