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Ginger Ale

Photo: Maura McEvoy
Yield Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 (1-liter) bottles club soda or plain seltzer, chilled

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 1 mg
  • calories 149
  • caloriesfromfat 0 %
  • carbohydrate 39 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • fat 0 g
  • fiber 0 g
  • iron 0 mg
  • protein 0 mg
  • satfat 0 g
  • sodium 0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine ginger (don't bother to peel it), sugar, and 1 1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Lower heat and simmer mixture about 15 minutes, or until it reaches the consistency of pancake syrup (you should have about 1 cup syrup). Strain syrup and cool to room temperature. Stir in lemon juice. Place 2 tablespoons syrup in 8-ounce glasses and fill three quarters full with club soda. Gently stir to blend. Add ice and more club soda or syrup if necessary.