UPDATE: This post originally ran on December 17 2013, but we love this homemade recipe so much we had to share it again!
It’s funny, but I most definitely swear by ginger ale. If I have a cold…stomach ache…headache….any other kind of ache…or if I just need a nice refreshing beverage…ginger ale cures it all for me. Who knows…it could just be a mental thing, but I instantly feel better after having a cold glass of ginger ale. It’s crisp and delicious, and I can drink it at any hour of the day. I was so excited when I found a homemade recipe that I had to try it out. If you are a ginger ale fan, no doubt you are going to love this.
What you need:
1 cup fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
lemon and lime juice
First, peel some fresh ginger root and cut it into small slices until you have a cup’s worth. Combine the ginger, sugar and water into a saucepan and simmer for about 10 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Strain the syrup and allow it to cool.
Fill a glass with ice, and pour over 1 part ginger syrup to 3 parts club soda.
I used about a shot’s worth of the ginger syrup, but you can always add in more to make it more flavorful.
Finish off by squeezing in some lemon and lime juice, and a sprig of mint for garnish. Enjoy!
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