Ginger Drink

This is a very refreshing drink, especially in the summer time, or when you have a cold. It is also good if you are detoxing. If you have a soar throat you might want to use honey (such as acacia honey) instead of the agave nectar. For a ginger- ale feel you can add carbonated (sparkling) water.

A very refreshing detox drink

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Ginger Drink

Serves 2


  • 10 grams (¼ oz) fresh ginger
  • 400 millilitres (13½ fluid oz) water
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • A couple of ice cubes


  1. Peel the 10 grams ginger (the skin is very thin, you can scrape it off with a teaspoon or a small knife). Slice thinly.
  2. Place 400 millilitres water in a small saucepan. Add the ginger.
  3. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. If you want a strong ginger taste, allow the ginger to sit in the water for 30 minutes, otherwise discard the ginger.
  5. Pour the ginger water through a sieve and into a container.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons agave nectar and ½ teaspoon lemon juice into the container. Stir well.
  7. Place the container in the fridge for 1 hour or longer.
  8. Pour the ginger ale into two large glasses (size depends on whether you want strong ginger taste or not, use smaller glasses for strong ginger taste and larger for a milder taste).
  9. Add ice cubes and top up the glasses with ice cold water.
  10. Serve with teaspoons (so that each person can stir their drink).


  • You can add carbonated water into the drink, for a fizzy drink.
  • You can prepare a larger batch if you like and freeze into ice cubes.
  • I sometimes add a little orange juice, it gives a lovely taste.