Ginger ale is a great drink. It's good ice cold on a hot day,and when you are not feeling up to par,ginger ale is great at helping settle an unsettled stomach. Making it is very easy,and you can change the portions to suit your taste. This recipe makes for a smooth ginger ale,and it is quite yummy! (Smelling the fresh ginger as you chop it is fabulous as well!)
Recipe is from Simply Recipes (www.simplyrecipes.com).I don't have the patience to try and come up with my own recipes!
To make "ginger water"
1 cup peeled,finely chopped ginger
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
lime juice ( I used sweetened)
lime wedges (optional)
1)Bring 2 cups of water to boil in saucepan and add ginger.Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 20 minutes.Strain liquid through a fine mesh strainer and discard ginger pieces.
2)To make the simple syrup,boil 1 cup of water,then add 1 cup of sugar and stir to dissolve. Set aside.
3)Make individual servings of ginger ale by mixing 1/2 cup of ginger water,1/3 cup of simple syrup,and 1/2 cup of club soda. Add a few drops of lime juice.Put a lime slice in drink (optional).
Makes four servings
I mixed everything up in a pitcher. You can double or triple the recipe,depending on how much you want,of course. Add more soda water,lime,or completely disregard the lime,it's up to you!