Summer is finally here and it's time for some summerly drinks!
I love ginger ale, but it's not really cheap in Germany (I don't know why it's more expensive than other soft drinks over here..). So, we treat ourselves only every now and then to some gingerly goodness.
A few weeks ago I thought, why not make my own ginger ale?! It's so much healthier and you know exactly what's in it! So, today was the day! I finally have TIME again! Yay!
Just for the ones wondering how things went with my bachelor thesis defense (or verbal exam) yesterday:
I passed! I am now a proud "owner" of a bachelor of science. :)
But more on the ginger ale..
It turned out pretty yummy! Though, next time I would use a little less sugar (and possibly the brown version), more ginger and may let it simmer a little longer for it to get a more syrupy consistency.
Bring the sugar and water to a boil and let simmer until the sugar dissolves. Stir occasionally. Add the cut ginger and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
Let cool slightly before straining the syrup into a bottle or jar with a lid.
Add the syrup to a glass of club soda, squeeze in a lime wedge and voilà - yummy ginger ale! ;)