Friday, June 18, 2010

Ginger Brew (non alcoholic)

Whew...that first taste is a DOOZEY!  But sweetened up a bit and cut with half seltzer water.  Yum.  This would be awesome on a hot summer day when all you want to do is sit in a chair with a drink and not move.

Recipe from Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it
Modified by Me:

1 1/2 pound ginger root
4 cups water
2-3 cups sugar
1/2 - 2/3 cups lime juice

Roughly peel the ginger and blend in blender with 2 sups of water for three minutes.
Strain into large canning jar or pitcher.
Mix the lime juice and sugar with the rest of the water and set aside.
Blend the pulp and half of the water, lime juice, and sugar mix for another three minutes.
Strain again.
Blend pulp one last time with the rest of the water, lime juice, sugar mix for another three minutes.
Strain really well.

Cut with seltzer water to taste.  Or if you are very brave try it straight.

This is from Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it.  Which has some very cool recipes, but borrow it from a friend if you can...of course, I am desperately trying to get rid of recipe books, so I am quite picky about what I really want to stay on my limited kitchen shelf space...(maybe I should use that recently saved Library in our town more often).  But if you are a recipe book collector, add it to the collection, it's worth it.

This is also where I found the potato chip recipe.  Baked or fried--I went with fried, of course!

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