We had an overnight sail ahead of us and on this trip previously I’d started to feel quite queasy. This time I went prepared with this potent fresh ginger mix, ready to use if even a hint of sea sickness started. It’s not difficult to make, but is really effective for settling an upset stomach.
1 largeish piece of fresh ginger root
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp of raw honey
Peel the ginger, using a spoon to scrape off the thin skin is the best way, and finely chop. In a heatproof jug pour boiling water over the ginger, up to about a half pint. Leave to steep for a few hours, or overnight. When cool blend with the honey and lemon and pour into a sterilised bottle. It will keep for a good few weeks in the fridge.
This makes a very spicy, potent ginger base cordial, ready to add to soda water with some lime slices and ice (rum optional!). Better than shop bought sugar loaded ginger beer any day!