A fun drink to try a habanero-ginger syrup in is the Chadwick, a creation of Nacional 27 in Chicago. It is made much like the standard mojito recipe, adding 1/2 ounce of the spicy syrup and 1 ounce of pomegranate juice to the rum-mint mix. The fruit-spice combo is fantastic and should spur more ideas for your ginger syrup adventures.
Homemade Ginger Syrup for ginger ale. recipe from Imbibe Magazine. makes 2 cups ginger syrup. 2 cups coarsely chopped ginger. 2 cups granulated sugar. 6 cups water. Place chopped ginger in a food processor (or blender in a pinch) and pulverize until well chopped.
Consider making extra of this spicy syrup—it's delicious stirred into tea, added to smoothies, or drizzled over ice cream. Bring ginger, sugar, and water to a simmer in a small heavy saucepan ...
Making my own ginger ale allows me to save boatloads of money, flavor it just the way I like it, and learn a fun new skill. This homemade ginger ale contains no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors like store-bought brands. You can play around with the ingredients to make it more citrus-y or more ginger-y, whatever floats your boat!
Avoid using actual sodas, like Sprite or Pepsi, in place of the club soda, as this defeats the purpose of making your own ginger ale and the end product will be much too sweet. Use your ginger syrup to sweeten other beverages like hot or iced tea or to spice up a cup of hot cocoa.
A basic, must-have ingredient for the serious soda crafter, ginger syrup is an excellent starter recipe. Stirred into a glass of icy seltzer, it makes a zingy, invigorating soda with just enough ...
Ginger infused simple syrup is so easy to make! It will add a touch of festive cheer to your favorite cocktail, and, decanted in a pretty bottle, is a delightful homemade hostess gift.
To make ginger soda: Fill glasses 1/3rd full with syrup and add a generous squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice. Fill the glasses with ice then top with sparkling water or tonic water (or a not-too-sweet citrus soda). Stir gently to mix the ingredients and garnish with a round of citrus or fresh mint.
This ginger syrup can be used to flavor just about anything, but we love adding it to plain seltzer for homemade ginger ale. Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1999