Over the past few months I’ve been on a sparkling water kick, which prompted me to get a soda stream.
Normally I just make sparkling water and add whatever fruit I have on hand, but a few weeks ago I had a craving for some gingerale (ok, so I really had a craving for a whiskey ginger…) and decided I didn’t want to go to the store. Since I had some fresh ginger leftover from making stir fry I decided to make homemade gingerale.
It was actually very simple. I made a ginger simple syrup with honey rather than sugar because I felt like honey and ginger would be a great combo, I was right (duh :p). Howeveer, if for some reason you don’t like honey, you can definitely sub in sugar in the syrup. You can also use store bought seltzer if you don’t have a soda stream.
I don’t drink a lot of soda, but this recipe just might change that.
- - 3 inch pice ginger
- - 1/4 cup water
- - 1/4 cup honey
- - seltzer water
- FOR THE HONEY GINGER SYRUP
- - Peel the ginger and thinly slice
- - Combine the ginger, water, and honey in a saucepan
- - Bring to a boil, cover, and remove from heat, let sit for 20 minutes or longer
- - Remove the ginger (I poured mine through a strainer) and store syrup in air tight container in the fridge (I've kept mine for 3 weeks with no problems)
- TO MAKE THE GINGERALE
- - Pour seltzer water into a glass
- - Add honey ginger syrup to taste (I used about 2 tablespoon per cup of water)