GINGER ALE MAGIC
The Ginger Ale is a clear effervescent non-alcoholic drink flavoured with ginger extract. One can find various brands of ginger ale in any supermarket. However, making your own drink at home creates a remarkably better taste.
Ginger has been used as medicine for thousands of years and has the following healing properties:
• Soothes digestive disturbances
• Alleviates nausea
• Calms coughing and respiratory problems
• Reduces fever
• Helps lower cholesterol
• Stimulates the circulatory system
• Helps relieve muscle aches and pain
• Can help get rid of dandruff
• Effective in lowering blood pressure and cancer risk
• 1 cup finely chopped ginger
• 2 cups water
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cup water
• Lime juice
• Lime wedges
a. Boil 2 cups of water to in a saucepan.
b. Add ginger and reduce the heat to medium low and let ginger simmer in the water for 5 minutes.
c. Remove from heat and let it rest for 20 minutes.
d. Strain the liquid through a fine strainer and discard ginger pieces.
e. In a separate saucepan, make the simple syrup by dissolving 1 cup granulated sugar into 1 cup of boiling water and set aside.
f. Make individual glasses of ginger ale by mixing 1/2 cup of ginger water with 1/3 cup of simple syrup and 1/2 cup of soda.
g. Add some fresh lime juice and a lime wedge to each glass.