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Ginger Ale

Ginger Ale with Frozen Grapes

Frozen grapes act as ice cubes, but also sneak a bunch of healthy minerals and phytochemicals into the brew.

This recipe uses straight-up ginger syrup so you can contraol the amount of zing in your tonic.  

Recipe Source: 

Reprinted with permission from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery. by Rebecca Katz with Matt Edelson, (Ten Speed Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, 2009)

Photo Credit Leo Gong 


Number of Servings: 

2 cups

  • 4 c water
  • 2 c sliced unpeeled fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey 
  • Frozen seedless grapes 
  • Sparkling water 
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish
  1. Bring the water and ginger to a boil in a saucepan, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour. Uncover and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain the infusion through cheesecloth and discard the ginger. Stir in the lemon juice and honey and let cool to room temperature.
  3. For each serving, add 1/4 cup of the ginger syrup to a glass with frozen grapes, then fill the glass with sparkling water and garnish with a sprig of mint.



You can also use this ginger syrup to make a hot beverage. Just stir 3 tablespoons of the syrup into 1 cup of hot water, then add more honey or lemon if you like.