X’mas with an ALE
Whenever The Foodie is asked to bring veggies from market, I totally trust him on Quality but on Quantity (!!!!) He brought quarter kg of Ginger yesterday, and I’ve no idea how many months its gonna last !! :-/
For last couple of years, I had been to one of my colleague’s place for Christmas and she used to prepare wonderful Ginger Ale with rum for the occasion. So today I decided to prepare the same but a virgin version :D
- Ginger: Peeled and Grated/Crushed – about 4-5 tbsp
- Sugar: 2-3 tbsp
- Water: 2 cups
- Lemon: 1/2
- Salt to taste
- Carbonated Water(Soda)
- Preparing Syrup : Mix ginger and water and bring water to boil. Let it simmer for about 20 mins or so, hence reducing the mix to about 1 cup. Add sugar and salt and let it simmer till sugar dissolves. Check the balance if the concentration is fine, let it cool, then strain and refrigerate till you use it.
- Serving : Take couple of ice cubes in a glass, add few drops of fresh lime juice and about 1/4 max measure of syrup. Stir the SODA with this, taste the balance, add more syrup if required.
I avoided ice cubes due to cold :(
Done !! Garnish with Lime Wedge ! If you prefer a bit spicy you can add fresh small chili along with ginger or if you need it with some flavor you can add fresh fruits while serving. We also had it with flavored carbonated drinks like Fanta, it was perfect. Enjoy !!
Merry Christmas !! Lots of Love and Hugs !!
I personally use less concentration of syrup, else the color is brown. And also the ginger placed besides Ale is just for photography ;) its not served with it :))
Bookmarked Pakodas with Mushroom
Yes, you read it right Pakodas with Mushroom ! Even I thought that I over read Suhma’s Crispy Onion Mushroom Pakodas, as mushroom don’t really fit in Pakodas category ! But only Sushma can give us such varied recipes :)
As I mentioned earlier, Me planning to go for the 7 day recipe Marathon started by Nupur which starts today.So my above mentioned recipes go in as Recipe #1 and #2 for this marathon ! Here you can find other bloggers opted for the marathon, so its raining recipes for the coming seven days :)