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Homemade Ginger Ale



You haven’t tasted ginger ale until you’ve had a glass of this brew …you’ll never go back to the canned stuff again! The fresh ginger adds zip without being too spicy. And besides being totally irresistible, it’s super-simple to make and keeps up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 8 oz. fresh ginger, cut into 1⁄4-inch thick rounds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Sparkling water
Ginger Ale
Ginger Ale

Instructions

  1. Bring sugar, ginger, cinnamon stick, and 2 cups water to a boil in large saucepan. Simmer 5 minutes, then remove from heat, and stir in cayenne pepper. Let cool.
  2. Strain liquid into small pitcher, and discard ginger and cinnamon. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. To serve: Ladle 1⁄2 cup ginger syrup into tumbler filled with ice. Top with 3⁄4 cup sparkling water, and stir.
Ginger Ale
Ginger Ale

PER SERVING: 103 CAL; 0 G PROT; 0 G TOTAL FAT (0 G SAT FAT); 27 G CARB; 0 MG CHOL; 12 MG SOD; 0 G FIBER; 25 G SUGARS

Shopping Savvy: Fresh Ginger

Look for fresh gingerroot with skin that is pale brown and smooth, not dried or wrinkly—older, dried-out ginger can be stringy.

Categories:   Ginger Water

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