Homemade Ginger Ale

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homemade ginger ale! only get ginger on airplanes?

no more!

sweet and spicy, don't forget limes and ice! lots of ice.

have a smart evening with delicious ginger ale.

also makes sick tummies better!



Homemade Ginger Ale (adapted from Joy the Baker)

2 cups coarsely chopped ginger
2 cups granulated sugar
6 cups water

Place chopped ginger in a food processor (or blender in a pinch) and pulverize until well chopped.

Place ginger, sugar, and water in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hour to 1 hour and a half, until the liquid has reduced down by more than half. You’re going from 6 cups of liquid to 2 cups. The boiling syrup will become glossy and silky as it cooks down and nears completion.

Remove syrup from the flame and strain twice through a cheese cloth, or fine mesh strainer, into a large bowl. Let syrup cool slightly before pouring into a bottle to store. Cool completely before incorporating into drinks.

Ginger Ale

1 cup club soda
3 tablespoons ginger syrup (or to taste)
lime wedge

Combine all ingredients in a glass over ice. Stir with spoon to incorporate. Enjoy immediately.


Jasie said...

When I get a kitchen this is the first thing I'm going to make. I LOVE GINGER!

also, you're so awesome.

jeannesioux said...

Wow. What a fun, different thing to make.

Cakebrain said...

Mmmm looks refreshing!

LynnieBee said...

I've been meaning to make homemade ginger-ale!!! How long do you think the syrup would last in the fridge?

a. maren said...

aw jasie you are awesome! thanks guys for dropping by! lynniebee i don't know how long it lasts! i still have my batch, and i made it about a month ago so far so good...who knows!