Ginger Ale

 
 
Ahh, no better way to spend a hot Saturday afternoon than sipping some ginger ale and blogging about, well, ginger ale. If you like ginger, this is a fantastic, spicy drink to help you cool off. It tastes absolutely nothing like the canned stuff you buy at the store; it’s spicy, flavorful, sweet and tart, all at the same time. I was on an airplane a while ago, and feeling a bit queasy from the altitude changes, so I got one of those canned ginger ales, you know, the Canada Dry stuff, and all I could think was “eww, gross. The homemade stuff is sooo much tastier.” Of course, now Louis C.K. would like to have a word with me…
 
So, back to the home made ginger syrup. Make it! It’s not tough at all, you just have to let some water boil for about an hour, and that’s the bulk of the work. I got the recipe from Joy the Baker, and I’m a huge fan of how this turns out.
Homemade Ginger Ale
Serves 12
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131 calories
34 g
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177 g
6 g
33 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
177g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 6mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 34g
11%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 33g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
1%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. fresh ginger root (~6 inches long)
  2. 2 cups of sugar
  3. 6 cups of water
  4. sparkling water
  5. ice
  6. lime
Instructions
  1. Slice the ginger root in thin slices and put in a medium pot. Add the sugar and 6 cups of tap water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for about an hour, until the liquid reduced to 2 cups. Discard the ginger pieces and pour the ginger syrup into a bottle. Store in the fridge.
  2. To make ginger ale, fill an 8oz glass with ice and add 3 tbsp of ginger syrup. Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water. Garnish with fresh lime.
Adapted from Joy the Baker
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Adapted from Joy the Baker
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