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Homemade Hibiscus Ginger Ale

May 31, 2013
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Try this recipe to create a deliciously light, and refreshing ginger ale with a beautiful crimson hue.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons organic hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus sabdariffa), dried

1/4 cup ginger root, unpeeled, roughly chopped

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 lemon for juice

1/2 lemon for garnish

1 cup water

sparkling water

Preparation

Combine the hibiscus flowers, ginger root  sugar, lemon juice, and water to a saucepan and stir. Bring to a boil over medium heat, constantly stirring until the sugar has dissolved.  Remove from heat. Steep for 25 minutes.  Strain the syrup into a bottle.  Dispose of the flowers and ginger root. This will make enough syrup to serve approximately six to eight glasses of ginger ale.

To make ginger ale, add 3-4 tablespoons of the syrup an 8-ounce glass of sparkling water.  Stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Store the syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Enjoy your bubbly!

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Great recipe, I have been making this for ages. Growing up in the Caribbean is has been part of our home-made drinks for the Christmas holidays. Now I make it all the time. I sometimes use local honey instead of sugar and then add some crushed spearmint to the drink. ps: a bit of Lemongrass adds a new twist to this drink
Hey thanks for the tips! Sounds great...

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