I found this recipe scribbled on the back of an old birthday card that I had tucked into one of my recipe books. Not sure where I found it, but you can be certain I googled it a while back with every intention of making it someday.
The title is a little misleading because mine didn’t actually make a ‘syrup’, it was more of a cordial. This is probably because I used Xagave instead of sugar.
2 cups of peeled and chopped ginger root
Peel of two lemons (I used a veggie peeler to minimize the amount of pith)
4 cups water
1 cup of Xagave or 2 cups of white sugar
(This actually steeped for closer to 2 hours. I got distracted by laundry…darn laundry!)
If you like the smell of ginger, you will appreciate how this lovely brew fills the kitchen with its fresh aroma
Reduce heat and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.
Had I used sugar, I would have continued to reduce this until it became a nice thick syrup.
But I kept tasting it and even though i was kind of disappointed with the consistency, I was more than happy with the taste!
Cool, then pour into glass jar, bottle or container of your choice. Keep refrigerated.
To make up your ginger ale, pour 2 Tablespoons of syrup over ice and add 8oz of sparkling water, club soda or even tonic water. Throw in a slice and enjoy!