Lemon Ginger Soda made with Dorot Crushed Ginger combines refreshing lemons and spicy ginger to cool your taste buds and quench your thirst. It’s a lemonade gingerale blend made fresh and served cold over ice. Crushed ginger makes it quick and easy!
It’s that time of the year, and the temperatures are slowly rising! Spring is our favorite time of the year, and we couldn’t be more excited than we are right now. This season is sure to be filled with bright colors and fresh flavors. So, when we were selected to partner up with Dorot, Kim and I jumped at the opportunity.
Well, jumped as well as we can anyways. Dorot is a company that provides no fuss, no mess options when it comes to using fresh ingredients. They offer a line of frozen items sure to make this Spring a fantastic time to cook.
Kim and I were ecstatic to see packages of freshly frozen basil, garlic, and ginger because, in our house, ginger soda or ginger ale is a staple of the family diet. Kim is constantly in the kitchen skinning and chopping ginger for her homemade lemon ginger soda.
If you have ever worked with the root, then you know it can be a pain to prepare for cooking. The same can be said of garlic with all the peeling and crushing needed just to use it in a dish. For people like us, with medical conditions that limit dexterity, this is not only challenging it’s downright painful.
Fortunately, Dorot makes working with these ingredients a breeze. They have a crushed ginger that’s amazing for making ginger soda. Add a little lemon and you’ve got the perfect Spring drink!
We even put the fresh ginger in the pictures so you could see the difference between skinning and cutting a root versus the simplicity of using the packaged product.
To make the syrup, all you have to do is open the packaging and pop out each cube. It’s like using an ice tray. Those movements are so much easier on the fingers and hands than having to go through all the motions with a cutting board and knife.
The frozen crushed ginger is also time-saving, which means instead of standing in the kitchen, you can be out enjoying the beautiful sunshine. After Kim had finished the ginger syrup, we both tried the base, and I can honestly say there was more flavor in that batch than previous versions using all freshly cut ginger. The difference was noticeable, and we decided right then Dorot products would be in our freezer from here on out.
Between the concentrated flavor and the ease of using this product, I encourage everyone to visit Dorot and see for themselves how these frozen spices and vegetables can improve their cooking experience. The website is easy to navigate and filled with all kinds of useful information.
There are pictures, recipes, and store locators to help you find what you are looking for and where to find it. As crazy as it sounds, Kim and I drove 3 hours round-trip to get our hands on these frozen vegetable cubes, and I have no regrets.
I look forward to many more evenings sitting on our condo balcony sipping Kim’s lemon ginger soda and basking in the warm Spring sun. As always, we wish you a long life, everlasting love, and a full belly!
Instructions for making Lemon Ginger Soda:
This crisp and refreshing beverage doesn’t take too long to make and can be sweetened by the individual serving. In most cases, people tend to sweeten the whole batch; however, Kim and I feel by leaving the sugar out of the base, it allows everyone to make a glass of soda that satisfies his or her personal tastes.
To get started, take a medium saucepan and add the water and ginger tabs and start the cooking on high heat. Next, bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to low. Afterward, continue cooking the liquid on low heat until all the tabs dissolve. Make sure to stir it from time to time to break everything down.
Once the cooking process is done, remove the ginger base from the heat and add the lemon. Now, you might see some ginger particles floating around in the pan. I prefer to leave them in the drink because it shows there is actually ginger in the beverage.
On the other hand, some people may not like that, so you can strain it if you like a nice clear soda. Last, pour the mix into a large pitcher and then add the club soda. Be careful when you add the soda because it can fizz up and over the top of your pitcher. You can either go ahead sweeten the whole batch now or serve it as is and let each person handle it.
We feel like that’s the best way to handle making this kind of drink. For example, Kim likes using Stevia whereas, I prefer sugar. I put ice in my drink and prefers room temperature. See what I mean? In our house, it’s best just to sweeten it yourself.
We were able to store the soda in our fridge for up to 3 days. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy after a day in the garden or just relaxing on your porch watching the sun go down. It seems to me, ginger soda and Springtime go hand in hand, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Lemon Ginger Soda made with Dorot Crushed Ginger combines refreshing lemons and spicy ginger to cool your taste buds and quench your thirst.
- 32 Ounces Tap Water
- 16 Teaspoons Dorot Crushed Ginger
- 2 Ounces Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 16 Ounces Club Soda
In a medium saucepan combine water and crushed ginger and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and cook for additional 10 minutes while stirring occasionally
Once ginger cubes have dissolved, remove from heat and add lemon juice.
If desired, strain the liquid to remove flecks of ginger.
Pour ginger soda into a large pitcher. The drink can be sweetened now with sugar or sweetener or can be served as is and sweetened by the drinker.
Lemon ginger soda can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Makes approximately 64 ounces.