Remember when I posted about my new love, my SodaStream? I promised you that I would try a few recipes from the books that I bought. I begin with a recipe from The Artisan Soda Workshop: 75 Homemade Recipes from Fountain Classics to Rhubarb Basil, Sea Salt Lime, Cold-Brew Coffee and Much Much Morefor ginger syrup.
Ginger syrup is used to make your own homemade ginger ale. If you think you’ve tasted ginger ale before, you haven’t tried making your own. It tastes like ginger. I mean really like ginger. At first I was kind of thrown off by how much it tasted like ginger, but then I grew to love it, and now am totally addicted to it.
- 2 cups water
- 1 (6 inch) piece of gingerroot, sliced into thin strips
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
In a medium pot combine the water, ginger and syrup and over high heat, bring to a boil. Whisk in the ground ginger. Reduce the heat to medium or medium low and let simmer, until is is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. (Mine took longer).
Take off the heat and strain out the ginger pieces either with a slotted spoon or through a strainer. Let the syrup cool and refrigerate covered for up to 5 days.
To make ginger ale: Stir 3 tablespoons of the ginger syrup (or to taste), into 1 cup of seltzer.
Makes 1 cup