Homemade Ginger Ale-
One of the things I had to give up after my diagnosis was the occasional glass of Shasta lemon lime soda, Since citrus fruits are some of my migraine triggers I had pretty much given up on a nice cold fizzy sugar free drink. I drink mostly tea and water anyway. But, it was that little treat that I missed. I am happy to say I have a solution. Home made ginger ale!
What You Need To Make The Ginger Syrup
1 1/2 Cup sugar, Splenda or Stevia powder
1/4 Cup peeled and sliced fresh ginger root ( about 1.5 inches)
1 1/2 Cups water
Liquid storage container with lid ( 1.5 cup or larger)
What You Need To Make The Ginger Ale
Clean bottle with lid or storage container (use the one you used to refrigerate the syrup)
Strainer or sieve
6-8 oz. Glass
1/2 tsp. Refrigerated ginger syrup
6 -8oz. Seltzer water
Mint sprig (optional)
Before You Start– This recipe requires refrigeration overnight.
Lets Make It! In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine sugar ( Splenda or Stevia) and water, add ginger slices stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until all of the sugar ( Splenda or Stevia) has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool (about 30 minutes or so). Pour all ingredients into a closed container and refrigerate overnight.
Now lets make the ginger ale.
Place the funnel into your clean glass bottle or container, pour refrigerated ginger syrup through a strainer into the funnel and fill your bottle/container.
Add ice cubes to a 6-8 oz glass, add 1/2 tsp of the ginger syrup ( you may want more or less), a leaf of mint (optional), fill the glass with seltzer water pouring over the ice, stir and add a bit of mint for garnish.
Taa Daa Ginger ale!
*Katies Tid Bits– I also made this recipe with peaches, blueberries and strawberries too. Simple syrup recipes are equal parts sugar to water , then add your flavoring- fruits, ginger, etc. You can add this to ice cube trays and freeze it or store it in your fridge for no longer that 2 weeks ( I doubt it will last that long- wink).
Love them all, I hope you will give it a try. Will you make homemade ginger ale, or a fizzy fruit drink?
I hope to see you all at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ( you can start linking tomorrow at 8PM MST)