30 Days of Creativity: Day 9
Homemade Ginger Ale
(and a Dark and Stormy)
This is perfect for a hot summer day.
I'm not a big fan of sodas but I do like a ginger ale every now and then.
So I thought if I'm going to drink them, I should make them myself.
I started by making a ginger simple syrup. I cut up a really large ginger root and plopped it in a pot with four cups of water.
I let this simmer for about 10 minutes and then let it steep for one hour.
I drained this and discarded the ginger pieces. I put the liquid back in the pot with 1 1/2 cups of sugar and heated it until the sugar dissolved.
This is the ginger simple syrup it made.
It will stay in the refrigerator for a couple weeks.
To make your fresh glass of ginger ale, mix:
2 parts ginger simple sugar, 1 part lime juice, 3 parts sparkling water
If you want to make a Dark and Stormy drink,
mix 5 parts of your homemade ginger ale with 2 parts Goslings dark rum.
Put on a Nancy Wilson record and let her voice waft through the window as you watch the summer evening from an outdoor chair. (Or fill in with your moment of choice)