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.
- 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
- 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.
- Strain liquid into small pitcher, and discard ginger and cinnamon. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
- To serve: Ladle 1⁄2 cup ginger syrup into tumbler filled with ice. Top with 3⁄4 cup sparkling water, and stir.
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