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Ginger Ale Recipe

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In years past ginger ale was the tonic of choice if you had an upset stomach or the flu. To make the authentic brew our great grandmothers knew, all you need are few basic supplies and a little patience. Bottle your fermented ginger ale in airtight beverage bottles while it is still actively fermenting so it retains some fizz.

Download all our Lacto-Fermentation Recipe book  to show you how to make various fermented drinks, including Ginger Ale, Kombucha, Beet Kvass and Water Kefir.

8 minutes

8 minutes

5 Servings


Water Kefir Grains

Kefir Water Kefir Grains

Water Kefir Grains


Water Kefir Grains are live probiotics in the form of soft, jelly-like ‘grains’ from a cactus plant. When healthy and fed, these grains will continue to grow and multiply and produce an endless supply of water kefir. 

Use Water Kefir Grains to make naturally gut-healthy, bubbly water kefir at home! It’s as easy as mixing sugar into water - our Water Kefir Grains will do the rest. 

Don’t worry, the sugar isn’t for you. The grains will metabolize the sugar during the fermentation process and the final kefir water will be very low in sugar. 

Water Kefir Starter Kit

Kefir Water Kefir Starter Kit

Water Kefir Starter Kit


This beginner-friendly kit contains our Water Kefir Grains plus 4 hand-picked supplies to get you started, including our favorite culturing sugar. Just add water.

Packaging and Equipment in the kit may appear different than pictured.




  • 1 gallon filtered water
  • 1½ cups organic cane sugar
  • 4 inches (approximately) of ginger root, peeled and grated
  • ½-1 cup whey or water kefir


  1. Place water in a large pot over high heat. Stir in grated ginger root and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in sugar until dissolved. Cool to room temperature. When sufficiently cool, around 80°F or less, stir in whey or water kefir if using.
  3. Pour into airlock jars or plain mason jars with lids. If using plain mason jars release the pressure from the jar at least once a day by loosening the lid.
  4. Keep at room temperature for 2 to 6 days, until the ginger ale is fizzy. Strain out the pieces of ginger root at this time or leave them in if you like ginger pieces. Bottle in tightly capped beverage bottles and let sit at room temperature for 1 to 2 days before refrigerating.

Note: Lacto-fermented ginger ale mixed with kombucha is a great thirst quencher.


Download our Lacto-Fermentation Guide and Recipe Book today and start making your own delicious and healthy Ginger Ale at your home.


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