Homemade Ginger Ale

Homemade Ginger Ale

Serving Size: Makes about 6 drinks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peeled, sliced ginger root
  • 5 sprigs thyme (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 quart sparkling water
  • 2 limes, quartered (plus more for garnish)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the ginger, thyme, sugar, and water to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn the heat down to medium-low and gently simmer for 15-20 minutes. Either strain the liquid into a 2-cup measure, or use a slotted spoon to remove the ginger slices and thyme sprigs. Discard the thyme, and save the ginger for garnish. You should have about 1 ½ – 1 ¾ cup of ginger syrup.
  2. Fill your water glasses (I used mason jars) with ice cubes, pour in ¼ cup of ginger syrup and ¾ cup sparkling water, and squeeze one wedge of lime into the glass. Stir until incorporated. Taste, and add more syrup as needed. Garnish with a few slices of ginger, sprigs of thyme, and a lime wedge, if you so choose.
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Gin and Gingers

Serving Size: Makes 6-8 drinks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ginger syrup (see above, omit the thyme)
  • 2 cups gin
  • 1 quart sparkling water
  • 2 limes, quartered (plus more for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Combine 4 ice cubes, 1/4 cup ginger syrup, 1/4 cup gin, and 1/2 cup sparkling water in a tall water glass. Stir to incorporate. Garnish with a lime wedge.
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