Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Homemade Ginger Ale

homemade ginger ale
My husband has been on a Ginger Ale kick lately but after I saw how much money he was spending on the soda, I decided to make homemade ginger ale. This version is quite simple to make and to make it even yummier, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a tasty Ginger Ale Float!

INGREDIENTS (4 servings)

  • 2 cups ginger slices, peeled (1/8 inch thick)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 quart soda water
  • 1 lime cut in wedges
  • 4 mint sprigs
Mix ginger, sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a slow simmer. Reduce mixture by 50 percent until a syrupy consistency is reached. Keep in mind that the syrup will thicken as it cools. Strain warm syrup. Allow to cool.

In a tall glass of ice, add mint sprig and a ratio of 1 part ginger syrup to 6 parts soda water. Squeeze lime wedge and add to drink. Use more syrup if desired. Stir and enjoy.

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