In this article, you will discover how to make your own aphrodisiac ginger drink. Ginger is a relatively new Western favorite food item from the East, well, Asia. The part of the plant that most of us are familiar with, is the rhizome – or root.
Whether it’s used to spice up a meal, bring some freshness to a drink (ginger ale), create our delicious gingerbread or excite our taste buds in millions of different ways, ginger has a generous amount of properties that shouldn’t limit its use to the kitchen!
In the Middle Ages, ginger was used as an aphrodisiac plant. During that time, in Europe, people would drink ginger in a drink called hippocras (or hypocras). A drink that contained wine, spices and ginger. In China and India, this root has been used for more than 5 000 years for culinary or medicinal purposes. (1)
In several countries, all over the world, this plant is used either for its medicinal benefits or in the kitchen. However, what brings you here are the aphrodisiac properties of our dear ginger and if your libido has known better days, ginger can help you.
Moreover, in Chinese, ginger means virility. This plant has vasodilator properties – meaning it improves blood flow by enlarging blood vessels. Consequently, ginger improves the blood flow towards your penis and its erections! Also, ginger boosts physical heat and sexual excitement…
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Now, let’s make your own aphrodisiac ginger drink!
How Can an Aphrodisiac Ginger Drink Boost your Libido?
The aphrodisiac properties of ginger come from a component called gingerol. This key component has stimulating and revitalizing properties – and of course, vasodilator properties that will improve blood flow towards your best mate (and in general)!
Between the gingerol, the essential oil, the antioxidants (helps prevent premature aging) and other active components, ginger increases body heat and therefore, favors physical relaxation.
Scientific research hasn’t caught up yet with all the benefits of ginger but no doubt, they will. Millennial medicinal practice heavily hints the benefits of this delicious root for dealing with tummy aches, reducing inflammation and spicing up sexual life.
However, if you take any medication, don’t overdo ginger, some of its components can interact with it.
How to Make your Own Aphrodisiac Ginger Drink
A Caribbean “Punch” (not that kind) with Ginger
For this aphrodisiac cocktail, you will need sugar cane syrup, rum (agricultural rum with at least 50°, lime (if desperate, use a lemon) and a big piece of ginger.
You can prepare this drink individually in a glass or in a big salad bowl (which is the ideal option if you are inviting guests).
Start with sugar cane syrup to suit your taste (being conservative is key, you can always add more), then rum (same, same, your dose), add a little lime (you can also put it in, if it doesn’t have any wax), grate the ginger and leave it to macerate for at least 20 minutes (you can filter it or leave it in). Then, add some juice of your liking (orange, mango, passion fruit or papaya).
Depending on the result, feel free to add more of an ingredient. Before serving, add some lime wedges to decorate the glasses and put some sugar to decorate the rims.
Tip: To boost the flavor and fire of your cocktail, add a little chili (bird’s eye, cayenne or even, Carolina reaper if you are crazy enough). It will increase the vasodilator properties of your aphrodisiac cocktail!
A Tonic Ginger Infusion
For this infusion, you will need spring water (1 L) and a 5 cm – 2 inches – piece of ginger. Try to find organic ginger, if possible.
Cut the ginger thinly or grate it. Bring the water to a boil and add the ginger. Lower the temperature and let the ginger infuse for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and leave the ginger in for an additional 15 minutes. Remove the ginger and drink!
You can drink this drink hot, cold or with ice. Also, you can enhance it with cane sugar, honey and/or lime.
Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Ginger
To make this smoothie for 2 people, you will need: 2 cucumbers, 3 celery stalks, 4 apples and a healthy piece of ginger (5 to 7 cm – 2 to 3 inches). Also, you will need a juice extractor (juicer) or a very powerful processor.
Cut your fruits, veggies and ginger in small pieces and depending on your machine, mix or extract the juice.
This smoothie is ideal to boost your vitality and energy levels with a cocktail of vitamins, minerals and hopefully, more sexy times!
Refreshing Ginger Drink
For this recipe, you will need a ginger root of 10 cm (4 inches), organic if possible, a lemon, brown sugar or sugar cane syrup.
Chop finely the ginger, add the water (1 L) and let it macerate for half an hour. Filter the drink and add the lemon juice and sugar.
According to your taste, you can put more or less, ginger, sugar and lemon.
Boost the Benefits of your Aphrodisiac Ginger Drink
Ginger is not the Holy Grail when it comes to plants with aphrodisiac properties. However, the drinks above combine different ingredients to boost its properties and your sexual appetites…
For instance, beetroot also contains aphrodisiac properties. This delicious vegetable has enormous quantities of nitrates, which are essential to produce nitric oxide in our bodies. Consequently, nitric oxide, a gas, has vasodilator properties that will improve your blood flow and…erections. In addition, beetroots contain boron, a chemical that can produce sexual hormones. Overall, by eating beetroot frequently, you can boost your libido and physical performance, improve fertility and sperm quality. (2)
So why not create your own aphrodisiac ginger drink with some beetroot too!
Also, Cayenne pepper, ginseng, garlic, vitamin C and D and celery are excellent companions to boost your libido, physical performance and fertility. And last but not least, to give you wonderful and lasting erections…!
(1) Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition. Chapter 7 : The Amazing and Mighty Ginger. Ann M. Bode and Zigang Dong. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis. 2011.
(2) Dietary Nitrate Supplementation and Exercise Performance. Andrew M. Jones. Sports Med. 2014.