Fresh ginger ale

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Coarsely chopped, peeled
\N \N Fresh ginger
3 \N Strips lemon peel, pith
\N \N Removed
1½ cup Sugar
3 \N Quarts chilled club soda
\N \N Ice cubes

Put ginger, lemon peel, and 4 cups of water into a 4quart pan. Bring to the boil, and continue boiling, without lid, for about 10 minutes.

Stir in 1½ cups sugar and boil for about 15 more minutes. Liquid should have reduced to about 3 cups. Pour through a wire seive and discard the peel and ginger. Cool the syrup, cover and chill for at least an hour. To serve, pour ¼ cup of the syrup into a tall glass and add 1 cup of the club soda. Add ice and more syrup if needed.

Source: Adapted by Deborah Kuhnen from "Sunset" magazine, July 1996 issue.

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