A cocktail that’s good for you? It doesn’t seem likely. And while we are not advocating the consumption of alcohol as a way to improve your health, if you are looking for a drink that’s as healthy as possible, ginger liquor would have to be in the running.
Ginger liquor is a drink that’s main ingredients include ginger and brandy. Ginger has long been used as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory. It has been shown to improve digestion and some studies have provided evidence that it may help to fight cancer.
If this is enough to make ginger liquor your drink of choice, here is a ginger liquor recipe that is simply divine
Ginger Liquor Recipe
- 2 oz ginger root
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 orange
- 1 ½ cups brandy
Peel ginger and cut into thin slices. Split vanilla bean in half lengthwise.
Bring ginger, vanilla, sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until ginger is soft, about 20 minutes. Let syrup cool.
Zest orange and place zest in a sealable glass container along with the syrup and brandy. Seal and shake. Let the mixture steep for one day.
Remove vanilla bean and let mixture steep for one more day.
Strain mixture through a coffee filter into your bottle or jar for storage. Let sit for one more day to allow flavors to mellow.
Serve as desired. Liquor does not have to be chilled.
Other Ways to Get Ginger in Your Diet
Of course, drinking an alcoholic beverage may not be the ideal way to get more ginger in your diet, especially if you want to consume it every day. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives.
For instance, crystallized ginger is a delicious way to enjoy this spice. You can buy crystallized ginger in a store or you can make it yourself. It can then be added to stir fries, salads and sweet treats.
You can also take ginger in supplemental form. If you chose to go this route, here are some brands that are recommended.
Gaia Herbs: Gaia Herbs provides homeopathic products that contain herbs the company grows themselves. Their herbs are then tested in their own state of the art lab to ensure they provide the very best in purity and potency. Their certified organic Ginger Root is just one of the many Gaia products that can help boost wellness.
Solaray: Solaray was founded in 1973 and has since expanded to become a leader in the natural health industry. Their product line includes quality herbs, vitamins, minerals and specialty products. Their ginger root capsules are highly recommended for their ability to boost immunity and improve digestion.
If you want to get more ginger in your life, this ginger liquor recipe can be a fun way to do it. Follow up with the right diet and quality supplements to experience optimal health. How will you be incorporating ginger in your daily routine?