Gingerade: An Old-Fashioned Homemade Sports Drink


  • 1 inch fresh ginger root or more, if you like a stronger flavour!
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar*
  • filtered water


  1. Mince the ginger. Put in a saucepan along with 4 cups of filtered water.
  2. Bring water to a boil. After water is boiling, turn down to a simmer; cover pot and let steep for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Pour the ginger water through a strainer over a half-gallon pitcher; squeeze ginger solids to release liquid.
  4. Stir in 1/4 cup of honey until dissolved.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of vinegar and fill the pitcher almost to the top with filtered water.
  6. Taste. Add more vinegar and honey if you desire a stronger drink.
  7. Chill gingerade thoroughly. The ginger flavour will deepen as the drink chills.