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ginger (syrup) soda

We do not drink commercial soda.  We do not drink bubbly drinks.  But when I may ginger syrup and add soda water, we drink ginger soda.  Makes me smile, settles tummies, and takes inflammation down.  We also do other fruit syrups the same way but ginger is our favorite.

Ginger Syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

a piece of ginger the size of your fist, peeled and sliced.

(yes, there is more ginger here then called for in the recipe but I was tripling it)  In a pot, the sugar, water, and ginger go.


Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.  Turn the heat off and let sit at least a half an hour.  I sometimes let this sit for a very long time.  Even overnight.  It can get very spice but we like it.  Spicy and sweet at the same time.

Then I strain it into a jar.  

In a glass, I put ice and about a inch of syrup and then fill the rest with soda water.  It is lovely.  If you want it stronger or weaker it is all up to you.

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