Homemade Ginger Ale

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You haven’t tasted ginger ale until you’ve had a glass of this brew . . . you’ll never go back to the canned stuff again! The fresh ginger adds zip without being too spicy. And besides being totally irresistible, it’s super-simple to make.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1/2 lb. fresh ginger, cut into 1/4-inch thick “coins”
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • sparkling water

Preparation

  1. Bring sugar, ginger, cinnamon stick and 2 cups water to a boil in large saucepan. Simmer 5 minutes, then remove from heat, and stir in cayenne pepper. Let cool.
  2. Strain liquid into small pitcher, and discard ginger and cinnamon. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. To serve: Ladle 1/4 cup ginger syrup into tumbler filled with ice. Top with 3/4 cup sparkling water, and stir.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 16 servings
  • Calories: 103
  • Carbohydrate Content: 27 g
  • Sodium Content: 12 mg
  • Sugar Content: 25 g