Ma had sent them ginger-water. She had sweetened the cool well-water with sugar, flavored it with vinegar, and put plenty of ginger to warm their stomachs so they could drink till they were not thirsty. Ginger-water would not make them sick, as plain cold water would when they were so hot. Such a treat made that ordinary day into a special day, the first day that Laura helped in the haying.The Long Winter
I like to make this drink when the girls and I have been working hard in the garden, when it’s hot outside. It’s a perfect way to quench your thirst but without getting an upset stomach like Ma knew. I like to make other times as well because it’s so tasty!
Ginger Thirst Quencher
2 ½ quarts of water
3 inch long, ½ inch wide piece of ginger root, peeled
¼ cup of raw honey
¼ cup apple cider vinegar (with the mother)
In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add the ginger root and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and remove the ginger root. Stir in the honey until dissolved. Allow cooling on the counter or in the fridge. Once it is completely cool add the apple cider vinegar and pour into a 2-quart jar or two 1-quart jars. If there is any left over pour into a cup and enjoy right away. Place the jars in the fridge and drink within two weeks.This post is part of Simple Lives Thursday
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Going to try this!! I’ve happened to be reading The long Winter right now, one of my favorite little house books.
Katie Mae Stanley
It’s been so long since I read that one! I was thinking about reading the whole series again this year.
Loves2spin, I hope you enjoy it! It’s one of my favorite drinks!
This sounds very nice. Thank you. I will try it!