Ginger Ale

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 149 calories
    • Calories 0 calories from fat
    • Fat 0 g
    • Sat Fat 0 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 0 mg
    • Protein 0 mg
    • Carbohydrate 39 g
    • Fiber 0 g
    • Iron 0 mg
    • Calcium 1 mg

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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). 
  2. Strain syrup and cool to room temperature. Stir in lemon juice.
  3. Place 2 tablespoons syrup in each of eight 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.