Home Made Ginger Ale
Makes 4 glasses
- 1/2 cup peeled, sliced ginger
- 2 sprigs of thyme
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 liter of club Soda
Combine the ginger, thyme, sugar and water in a small saucepan.
Simmer gently for 20 minutes.
Pour the syrup in 4 glasses over ice.
Fill the rest of the glass with club soda to your taste.
The thing I love most about ginger ale is how well it mixes with rum to make a Dark and Stormy. My Uncle Mark turned me on to the drink when I was visiting him in the Virgin Islands. Every time I drink it I feel like I'm back in Cinnamon Bay on St. John, even in this frigid January weather. I usually mix the ginger ale with Cruzan Aged Rum, a rum produced on the island of St. Croix. It's pretty hard to find around here (another excuse to take a trip to the USVI), so I used Black Seal Black Rum that Andrew's mom brought us back from her last cruise. It's not a bad substitute. Don't forget to add lime.. LOTS of lime!