Anna's Ginger Beer
- serves 4
Beat the heat! This homemade ginger syrup is mixed with club soda or sparkling water for a refreshing drink to keep you cool island-style!
1-1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 cup water
1 3" piece fresh ginger, unpeeled and sliced
1 chili pepper, such as jalapeno (optional)
1 lime, cut in half
3 cup sparkling water or club soda
lime slices, for garnish
1. In a medium sauce pot, bring sugar, water, ginger and chili pepper (if using) up to a simmer. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain out ginger and chili pepper and chill until ready to serve.
2. Immediately before serving, stir sparkling water or club soda into syrup and serve over ice, garnished with a slice of lime.