“RAWISH” – Isn’t That A Contradiction in my Raw Journey??!!!
I say “Rawish” because I use a honey simple syrup in this recipe. Simple syrup is usually simmered on the stove. I use RAW honey instead of sugar, which is usually the way simple syrup is made.
I don’t use white sugar in my recipes. I made my simple honey syrup by combining 3/4 cup honey with 3/4 cup filtered water and simmered it till it was combined. I didn’t want to boil it because then it would really be considered “cooked” (in my mind any way).
Most home-made ginger ale recipes call for combining ginger with water, bring to a boil and reduce to a syrup. But NO – I don’t do that. I actually JUICE my ginger!!! Juicing ginger does not produce that much juice so I would say I used a decent amount (next time I’ll measure) of fresh ginger that yielded about 1/2 cup worth of ginger juice.
I then combined the ginger juice with the honey simple syrup. This is what it looked like!
T0 make a delicious glass of Homemade “Rawish” Ginger Ale:
Combine over ice:
2-3 Tablespoons Ginger Honey Syrup (add or reduce to taste. Raw ginger can be very strong!)
8-10 ounces Seltzer or Sparkling Water
Add mint, lemon, lime or orange to garnish