03 July 2010

home made ginger ale

My honey ginger syrup was happily deployed and turned into awesome ginger ale.

The first batch turned out not very ginger-y and definitely not strong enough for me. So when I made the second batch, I increased the amount of ginger (which, this time, I didn't blanch in boiling water, either) and also put some extra lemon slices and cinnamon. I did go easy on other dry spices, as Chika suggested.

My second batch was a success! I made enough syrup to fill the Bonne Maman jam jar (370g one), and that disappeared rather quickly.

FYI: You need quite a bit of this syrup to make properly ginger-ale-tasting drink. The jam jar full of syrup made only about four glasses of ginger ale -- I need a bigger jar!

I haven't tried mixing this with sparkling wine yet, but I'm having dinner guests soon and that's what I plan to serve as apéritif .


J. et K. said...

That sounds perfect.

cocopuff1212 said...

I'll have some ready for when you come over :)

L Vanel said...

I have been inspired by ginger lately too. Thanks for sharing this idea.

cocopuff1212 said...

Hi Lucy,
I like how versatile this recipe is. Next time I'd like to make it with lime instead of lemon, just to see how it tastes!