Oct 21, 2013
A simple-to-make spicy & refreshing ginger ale.
1 cup sliced ginger root
1 stalk lemongrass, cut into pieces (optional)
4 cups of filtered water
Pellegrino or other natural, sodium free sparkling mineral water
Stevia to taste
Put the sliced ginger and lemongrass pieces into a 4-quart saucepan. Cover with filtered water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 1 hour – 1 hour 30 minutes. The longer it steeps, the spicier it gets.
Strain into a 1-quart mason jar, discarding ginger and lemongrass. Cover and chill.
To serve, combine 1 part ginger syrup and 3 parts Pellegrino and add ice. Sweeten to taste with stevia and add a lime wedge.