Fruit: Ginger Ale

posted by Liz Thomas 11-20-102 9:26 PM

Ginger Ale
Makes about 3 litres

This drink will keep in the refrigerator for about a month. Boiling the ginger gives a richer flavour to the drink.

25 g fresh ginger root, peeled
1 tsp black peppercorns
1.5 lt water
600 g sugar
Juice of 16 lemons

Grind the ginger to a paste in a mortar. Mix the ginger paste and the peppercorns with 1 litre of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Cool, and strain the liquid through a cloth. Reserve the strained liquid.

Transfer the ginger and pepper left in the cloth to another pan and add another litre of water, bring to the boil and simmer again for a few minutes. Strain again and add to the first reserved liquid.

Dissolve the sugar in the remaining water over low heat without letting it boil. Cool it and add to the ginger liquid and add the strained lemon juice.

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