(My first try at Homemade Ginger Ale today, 2010)
I've never thought of making homemade Ginger Ale until today. Come on now, who thinks of making their own soda?
I came across the recipe while scouting out a fun non-alcoholic treat for some pregnant company coming over tonight. Something that would pair well with my Pavlova with Cream...
(Pavlova with Cream)
I scoured the recipe and immediately made for Uwajimaya for cheap, fresh ginger (see recipe below).
(Fresh chunks of ginger)
The smell of simmering ginger took over my kitchen like my loud relatives take over a room (that means it took over in a good way, just really strong).
(I clearly had too much fun making a still life out of the syrup, 2010)
Tonight, we'll simply add a bit of soda and garnish with a lime. If not pregnant I recommend "garnishing" with a bit of Gin as well.
From Imbibe Magazine:
2 Cups unpeeled, washed fresh ginger, roughly chopped
2 Cups Sugar
6 Cups Water
*** Bring to a boil in a pot and lower to a simmer for 1 hour
*** Strain out ginger
When ready to serve, fill glasses with ice, about 1/3 cup ginger syrup, and top with Club Soda or sparkling water.
Garnish with a lime or fresh mint.