My sister made this spicy ginger soda for breakfast one morning, and after a night of too much wine, it made me feel 10x better. I drink it, now, when I’m sluggish, dehydrated, or if I didn’t sleep well the night before. It is a miracle beverage – the elixer of all blergy-things.




  • Lemons
  • Seltzer water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6″ of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped


  1. Combine 2 cups of water, salt, ginger, sugar, and red pepper flakes in a pan over the stove.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from heat and let it sit, covered, until it is cool.
  4. Strain the syrup into a jar and put it in the fridge to chill.
  5. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  6. Put 2 Tbsp. of the spicy-giner syrup and a lemon wedge into a glass.
  7. Fill the glass with soda water and stir.

ps. This works especially well with a shot of whatever liquor you were drinking the night before in it. 😉


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