Raw foods are of interest to me because of their vibrant and pure flavor, as well as their health benefits. The recipes are often hands-on and they feel new and experimental------- which appeals to me. In fact, I am rethinking and revamping a few of my recipes using raw food preparation techniques.
Which brings me to this new Ginger Ale Recipe. All last summer, we enjoyed the original Ginger Ale recipe. A recent warm spring day had me craving that summer staple but I thought I would revamp it a bit. I love the results!
Before we begin, a few notes:
**I used my high-speed blender in this recipe, but I believe a regular blender would work fine, too (let me know if you try it!).
**This is pure, unadulturated Ginger Ale, which is to say it is gingery!!! It provides spice and the pure taste of ginger. I recommend finding plump, fresh ginger for this recipe.If the ginger in your store is wrinkly, or it looks dried-out, keep searching.
**We also tried it with a splash of Spicy Rum with high reviews.
**Once you make the "Ginger Juice" it's quite easy to whip up your own Ginger Ale when the urge arises.
**I will share some other recipes using that potent Ginger Juice!
Raw & Pure Ginger Ale Refreshment
1 large Ginger Root (chopped to make approximately 1 C.)
Raw Agave Syrup, to taste
Method: Make the Ginger Juice. In a blender, place the chopped ginger root (no need to peel) and add an equal amount of water. Blend on high for approximately one minute, until the ginger is completely chopped and pureed. Allow the mixture to sit in the blender jar for 30 minutes.
Strain the ginger pulp from the juice through a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium-sized bowl. Press the pulp to remove all the juice. Refrigerate the juice until ready to use. It keeps in the refrigerator for one week.
To make a Ginger Ale (Makes one, 8 oz. glass):
In a glass, whisk together until combined---
2 T. Ginger Juice
2 T. Raw Agave Sweetener
Juice of 1 fresh lime
Add ice and sparkling mineral water. Adjust for your taste.