Sunday, August 17, 2008
I love me a nice ice cold Canada Dry, but when it comes to true ginger ale, or ginger beer, I'm not a huge fan. I like subtle hints of ginger, a waft of ginger, a timid nuance, if you will. Husband, on the other hand, likes it when ginger walks up and smacks him in the face. I decided that instead of buying the random 4-6 pack of ginger beer, and all the accompanying preservatives, artificial coloring, etc., I'd just try to make my own. I found this great recipe for a ginger syrup over on eat make read and thought it was a great place to start.
Husband liked it, lots. At least I'm gauging that by the very short amount of time it took him to drain the glass. Husband isn't much for words when it comes to feedback on new dishes or recipes. Usually, if I'm lucky and it's very, very good, I'll get a "Yeah. That was pretty good." You'd never know he's quite the articulate soul. Boogerface.
I didn't alter the recipe at all, except for not bothering to blend up the ginger into little chunks. I just scrubbed the ginger down, coarsely chopped it, and threw it in the pot with the sugar and water. I let it boil down quite a lot but it never did get syrupy. In any event, if you'd like to try it - check out the recipe here.