New American Plate Challenge


November 5, 2016
2 Reviews (5.00 out of 5)
Weekly Recipe
Serves 4

Fresh ginger has a spicy and refreshing taste that can be made into tea to calm an upset stomach, as folk remedies claim. Make extra Ginger-Ade to sip as a pick-me-up or hot toddy before bed.


  • 1/3 Cup
    thinly sliced, fresh ginger
  • 1
    whole star anise
  • 3
    inch piece stick cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Cup
    cold water
  • Agave, maple syrup, honey or sugar*
  • 1
    lemon, cut lengthwise into 4 wedges


  1. Place ginger, star anise, cinnamon and water in small saucepan. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Cover, and set aside to steep for 30 minutes. Strain hot ginger concentrate into heatproof measuring cup.

  2. To serve hot, divide hot concentrate among 4 mugs. Add 3/4 cup hot water to each, and sweeten to taste. Add lemon wedge to squeeze into hot gingerade.

  3. To serve cold, cool ginger concentrate to room temperature. Divide among 4 tall glasses. Add 6 ice cubes to each glass, then pour in 3/4 cup club soda. Sweeten cold gingerade to taste, add lemon wedge to each glass, and serve.

  4. Unused concentrate will keep, tightly covered in refrigerator, for 3 days.

  5. * If using sugar, combine 3/4 cup sugar with 3/4 cup cold water in a small saucepan. Set the pot over medium-high heat and cook until the sugar dissolves, 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool to room temperature, then use the syrup or refrigerate, tightly covered. This simple syrup keeps indefinitely.

Nutrition: Per serving (includes 2 tsp. sweetener per serving): 54 calories, <1 g fat (0 g sat fat), 14 g carbohydrates, <1 g protein, 0 g fiber, 3 mg sodium.

2 reviews for Ginger-Ade

  1. Wendy Kaplan, NS, RDN, CDN


    Absolutely wonderful ~ I personally liked this drink but so did all of my cancer patients this week! I served a cold but did warm it up for a few people that requested. It helped several people with the nausea they were experiencing.

  2. Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CDN


    Great recipe, my clients ( cancer patients in active treatment ) loved

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