Temperatures will be high again today. Isn’t that the best time to have a cool drink in the sunshine? Last year around this time I have been spending 10 days in Vancouver.
In Canada Ginger Ale is everywhere. I believe it is even more popular than Coke. So no suprise when I tell we drank a lot. Coming back to Europe we were kinda missing it. So I figured why not make some homemade ginger ale.
For your own homemade syrup you need:
♥ ginger (I used two pieces about 7 cm long)
♥ 125 g sugar
♥ juice of one lemon
♥ 1 liter of water
Peel and cut the ginger into slices. Put in a pan and add water. Let rest for a while. (I believe the syrup will be more gingery – I honestly have no clue if that is true).
Start cooking for about 30 minutes until the ginger is soft and feels like cooked potatoes. Remove ginger from pan and add sugar and lemon juice. Cook for another 15 min until consistency is syrupy. Still hot, fill into glass bottles and have them stand upside down for 15 minutes (this vacuums the bottles).
Edit: I used brown sugar because I figured it would be a nicer color. I later read that brown sugar will cover the spiciness of the ginger. So I will give it another try with regular sugar. Because for me it is too sweet and not spicy enough. But I guess you need to figure that out on your own.
Have fun and let me know how your homemade ginger ale turned out,