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Oct 10, 2009

vegan mofo: ginger ale



Last year I had a blog that I never used and no one ever read. Of the 7 things I put up there, my favorite has to be my homemade ginger ale. I've taken it to potlucks and it's always a hit. Not only is it delicious, but it makes you feel better when you're a) hungover b) sick c) sad or d) all of the above.

I know I've been a little ginger crazy this week, but it's so good. Can ya blame me?


Homemade Ginger Ale:
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. ginger (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • sparkling water
1. Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Cook until it becomes thick and syrupy (about 4 - 7 minutes). Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain and refrigerate to cool.
2. Once cooled, mix 1/2 c. ginger syrup with 3/4 c. sparkling water. Garnish with cinnamon stick or lime wedge and enjoy.