Homemade Ginger Ale (photo)

Homemade Ginger Ale

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  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes four servings.

Ingredients

Ginger water

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

 

  • Club soda
  • Lime juice
  • Lime wedges

Method

1 Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Add ginger. Reduce heat to medium low and let ginger sit in the simmering water for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 20 minutes. Strain liquid through a fine mesh strainer. Discard ginger pieces.

2 In a separate saucepan, make the Simple Syrup by dissolving 1 cup granulated sugar into 1 cup of boiling water. Set aside.

3 Make individual (tall) glasses of ginger ale by mixing 1/2 cup of ginger water with 1/3 cup of Simple Syrup and 1/2 cup of club soda. Add a few drops of fresh lime juice and a lime wedge to each glass.