The word “ginger” has gotten a bad rap.
Well, you know what? It’s time to take a stand. I love me some Weasleys and I love me some ginger, too.
Awhile ago, saddened that it’s hard to find ginger ale that isn’t sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, I decided to make some ginger syrup. Holy buckets, not only does it make a mean ginger ale, it’s so simple and tastes great over ice cream or with yogurt, too! You could use it in a cocktail, if you were so inclined. Ginger love for all!
Groovy Ginger Syrup
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup organic sugar
3–4 tbsp. freshly grated ginger (depending on your tolerance)
1/4 teas. vanilla
In a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring often, then lower temperature to a simmer. Add the ginger and cook until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and then whisk in the vanilla.
Let syrup cool before using. Store in a sealed container at room temperature.
To make ginger ale, combine 1–2 tbsp. of syrup with 8 oz. sparkling water or seltzer. Gently whisk to combine.
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