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Ginger ale

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– Thomas Joseph Cantrell manufactured the first ginger ale in Belfast, Ireland in the 1850s.
– Dry ginger ale was created by Canadian John J. McLaughlin in 1904, with Canada Dry Ginger Ale being patented in 1907.

– Traditional ginger ale is fermented from yeast or ginger bug, sugar, fresh ginger root, and water.
– Commercial ginger ale commonly contains carbonated water, sugar, and artificial or natural ginger flavor, with additional ingredients like lemon, lime, cane sugar, pineapple, and honey occasionally used.

– Traditional ginger ale is fermented using ginger, yeast, sugar, and other flavorings, while commercial ginger ale is carbonated by chilling water to dissolve carbon dioxide.

– Ginger ale is popular as a soft drink and a mixer in cocktails and punch, and it can be used as a non-alcoholic substitute for champagne or beer.
– It is also used as a home remedy for indigestion or motion sickness.

Ginger beer originated in England in the 1800s, while ginger ale was founded in Ireland.
Ginger beer is brewed with natural ginger and fermented with Lactobacillus, giving it a cloudier appearance and spicier flavor, while ginger ale is transparent.
– Dry ginger ale is sold with mint flavoring added, and some brands offer variations like ginger ale mixed with green tea or lemonade.

**Nutritional Information**:
– Ginger ale is typically low in calories and contains gingerol, a bioactive compound with health benefits.
– It may help with digestion and nausea, but some commercial brands have high sugar content and carbonation that can lead to bloating.

Ginger ale (Wikipedia)

Ginger ale is a carbonated soft drink flavoured with ginger. It is consumed on its own or used as a mixer, often with spirit-based drinks. There are two main types of ginger ale. The golden style is credited to the Irish doctor Thomas Joseph Cantrell. The dry style (also called the pale style), a paler drink with a much milder ginger flavour, was created by Canadian John McLaughlin.

Ginger ale
Vernors golden ginger ale
TypeNon-alcoholic mixed drink
Country of origin United Kingdom and Canada
Region of originNorthern Ireland and Southern Ontario, Canada
Introduced1851 (Golden) and 1904 (Dry)
Proof (US)0
VariantsGolden ginger ale and dry ginger ale
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