The spicy homemade Ginger Syrup will entice you. The perky pucker of limes will bind you. I guarantee – Following your first sip – You will never put down this effervescent Ginger Lime Soda!
I love drinking bubbles; the fizz that tickles my nose right before I take my very first sip. Bubbles of flavor. Every flavor. I love bubbles.
I made you some bubbles today. I’ve been toying with syrups. I have two children – A fourteen year old and a six-year-old. And when it comes to what they eat, I am forced to become Food Police Mama.
I don’t allow commercial brand sodas in the house. I’m one of those mamas – The kind of mama who always worries about dyes, chemicals, and additives in food. I’m no zealot. I will not wax poetic till your eyes glaze over. I will not secretly judge your shopping cart filled with cans of the commercial stuff. I’m a live and let live sorta chick. But as a mom of littles, I kinda worry about your kids too. I’m not judging… Just worrying. In silence. So I make my bubbles in the hopes a mama will make them and put down the commercial brand.
Flow with me… Let’s make some delicious bubbles.
These bubbles start with a ginger simple syrup. Believe it or not, it took me months to perfect this situation. I used to chop ginger and with equal parts water and sugar I had a decent syrup going. But it wasn’t… Enough… Ginger is spicy, bracing, and sweet. I wanted to capture the essence of ginger in a super concentrated syrup. Then one day I pureed ginger in blender and the rest was history.
This ginger lime soda is a staple in my house. The star is of course, the ginger syrup – And when paired with muddled limes, it becomes a perfect synergy of flavor.
Making the ginger syrup will be slightly time-consuming, as there is some straining involved; however, this recipe makes at least a week’s worth of syrup to be savored whenever the mood strikes. Once the syrup cools you can go all in. Add a few tablespoons of ginger syrup to a glass, muddle a few juicy lime wedges to the mix, ice it up, and top with effervescent bubbles.
Bubbles… Be about this life.