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Best Ever Ginger-Lime Ale

Try Ming Tsai's refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail recipe.


  • 1 quart club soda, well chilled

  • 1/2 cup ginger syrup*

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

  • Candied ginger, for garnish

  • 2 cups sugar

  • *Ginger syrup

  • 2 cups fresh ginger, cut into 1/8-inch slices (about 2 large hands)

  • 2 cups water


  • 1.

    Fill four glasses with club soda. Pour two tablespoons ginger syrup down side of each glass to create a layer of syrup on bottom. Squeeze lime wedge into each drink, garnish with a fresh lime wedge and candied ginger.

  • For the ginger syrup::

  • 1.

    In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine sugar, ginger and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until syrupy and reduced by half, about 40 to 45 minutes. Strain ginger pieces out and reserve syrup.


(Trick: toss dried ginger in sugar, bake at 200 degrees until dried thru, about 4 hours and voila-ginger candy)

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