I love sweet fizzy sodas. It’s one of those things that I know isn’t good for me but I do love that fizzy sweet taste. I am trying very hard to stay away from soda as we all know its loaded with too much sugar, this is one of those recipes I came up with when I was craving soda and wanted something on the healthier side. I figured sparkling mineral water couldn’t be bad for me – right? And if I add ginger and honey I should get a healthier version of soda? That’s how I came up with this homemade ginger honey soda.
We all know how good ginger is for our health. There are so many health benefits to consuming ginger in our diet that where do I begin to list them. Here are examples of just a few of ginger’s beneficial attributes – it can help reduce nausea, it has powerful anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols that can help relieve arthritis pain, and ginger is a great immune booster as well. Let’s just say there is no downside to ginger at all. And honey? I mean honey has so many amazing qualities – it’s great for colds, coughs and for those with seasonal allergies, it’s rich in antioxidants, and honey promotes the healing of wounds too, these are just a few of the many positive attributes of honey. So as an alternative to regular soda, give this quick homemade ginger honey soda a try to satisfy any sweet fizzy soda craving.
Homemade Ginger Honey Soda
makes one glass of ginger honey soda
- Fresh Ginger – about 1 tbsp finely crushed ginger root
- Honey – 1 – 2 tsp
- Club soda or sparkling mineral water
- A small tea strainer
- Peel a large piece of ginger, as much ginger flavor as you would like. I used enough ginger to equal 1 tbsp crushed ginger.
- Place the crushed ginger in a tea strainer.
- In a glass pour 1 tsp honey, or more if you want it sweeter.
- Place the ginger in the glass and pour 1 cup sparkling mineral water.
- Let ginger steep for 1 -2 minutes.
- Take the strainer out and stir the honey at the bottom of the glass so it is well dissolved.
- Homemade ginger honey soda is ready! Add ice and lemon for garnish and drink up!
Cook’s Notes: Once you have this basic recipe down, you can play around with many variations of this homemade ginger honey soda. You can squeeze lemon juice, lime juice, or add mint and muddle it in the drink. One can also add any herbs or berries of your choice. One of my twins Rani made a blackberry mint version of this ginger honey soda by following the above ginger soda recipe and then added crushed blackberries and mint.