Most well-known brands of ginger ale do not contain real ginger. These store-bought beverages usually contain ginger flavoring that consists of a mixture of spices.Continue Reading
Ginger ale is a carbonated nonalcoholic beverage made up of carbonated water, sugar, and artificial flavorings and colors. The ginger flavoring in the beverage often comes from a mixture of spices and other flavors, such as lemon or lime. Some ginger ales may have mint, raspberry or green tea added.
Because real ginger is considered a natural remedy for indigestion and upset stomach, ginger ale is often considered an acceptable remedy as well. Considering that mass-produced ginger ales do not actually contain real ginger, any positive results are likely the result of a placebo effect. Tea made with real ginger is a more effective solution for these stomach problems.Learn more about Soft Drinks
To make a simple ginger ale punch, take 2 quarts tropical fruit punch, 1 quart ginger ale and 1 quart pineapple sherbet. In a large punch bowl, pour the mixture over a block of ice. This punch serves 16 to 20 people.Full Answer >
Jamaican-style ginger beer, the super-spicy cousin of ginger ale, is sold by brands such as Goya, Old Jamaica, Reed's, Blue Sky, Maine Root, Fever Tree and Gosling's. Some other brands are Barritt's, Bruce Cost, Parker's, Spindrift, Bundaberg, Fentimans, DG Genuine, JCS and Regatta.Full Answer >
A Shirley Temple is typically made with ginger ale, grenadine and lime. The ginger ale is the main component of the drink, with the grenadine and lime added for additional flavor.Full Answer >
Paula Deen prepares a green lime sherbet punch with pineapple and ginger ale, but you can substitute any clear carbonated beverage, such as 7-Up, for the ginger ale. OldRecipeBook.com provides a recipe for a raspberry sherbet punch using raspberry sherbet, grape juice and 7-Up.Full Answer >