Let me introduce you to a drink my mama used to make for me and my siblings when we were little. Ginger drink! Drum roll and hand clapping, please. Forget the “ginger” in this drink. It is so good that you will forget that it was made with a pungent spice – ginger. This is thanks to the abundance of sweetness that covers the multitude of heat in the ginger! All you are left to revel in is a sweet, slightly hot flavourful drink…

… which my kids love! They finished my cuppa while I was doing this photo shoot. And they asked for more. AND they even asked if I could make a special batch for them. My girls are tea drinkers (hello mint and lemon grass tea!) and salad eaters (hello coleslaw!) Ha.

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Back in the day, I drank this because it was highly pleasant to the taste. Today, I drink it because, it is tasty and healthy!

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The ginger root is extremely beneficial for health. It contains anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. I could dedicate a whole post talking about ginger. This root-ish thing loves your body and brain! It should be a regular in your home. Your body needs it.

To make the tea, all you need is some fresh ginger and sugar or honey. I went with honey because Mr N bought half a dozen of honey which I am bent on finishing.

ginger drink ingredients

Go ahead and clean the skin off the ginger.

peeled ginger

Then you cut it into thin slices and put into a pot with two cups of water.

peeled ginger put in pot

Let it boil for 5 minutes. Then you strain, sweeten and serve.

Ginger Tea Recipe

And that my friends, is all you need to do to have some ginger tea for your drinking pleasure. Double, triple or quadrupule the recipe as needed. You could enjoy this hot, warm or cold. For variation in flavor, boil it with some fresh lemon grass, mint leaves, or squeeze some lemon juice into it before drinking. Enjoy!

4.75 from 4 votes
Ginger Drink
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This ginger drink is sweet, slightly hot and so delicious. And oh, it is good for your brain and body.

Course: Drinks
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Precious of
  • 1/2-1 inch ginger root (peeled and cut into thin slices)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or honey
  1. Place ginger and water in a pot. Bring to a boil and let it boil for 5 minutes. Strain and sweeten with sugar or honey then serve.

Recipe Notes

If you want your ginger drink cold, let it cool completely then place in the fridge to chill before drinking.

Use more or less ginger depending on how strong you want your tea to taste.

For added flavour, boil together with lemon grass or mint leaves. You could also squeeze in some fresh lemon juice right before drinking.

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  2. Just like that? This is so easy.
    I buy canned ginger drinks here and I know how much it cost.
    Thanks so much Precious.
    I think adding milk won’t be a bad idea, or what do you think?

  3. I make mine in a similar fashion without the added sweetener. I add lemon and apple cider vinegar to mine and drink after dinner.

  4. This is so interesting! Am out of here to do it.
    I was about asking if it could be serve warm , cold or but but I read further my question was answered.
    Thanks Precious!

  5. And just like that you get a healthy and tasty drink! I absolutely love Ginger Tea – the taste and all its health benefits. Pinning this!

  6. Ndashi loveline

    U are wonderful my dear I just discover ur page now
    Looking forward for more nicethings .God bless u

  7. BANGHA Noela

    Tried it out once for my weight loss program and it was really great, and sweet too

  8. Dot Wilson

    Hi Precious,
    I love Ginger Tea,thanks for sharing your recipe.

  9. Calvin Horton

    Blessings on you and your family.Thank you for claiming your love of our Savior, Jesus. Trying aboughten ginger drink now, but I plan to make it using your recipe. Thank you.

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