How to make it

  • Note: before starting, try to keep the volume of water down to a minimum to permit the addition of vodka without over diluting the ginger. Extra water can be added at the end of the precedures.
  • Scrape the skin from the ginger and chop into small pieces
  • put the ginger into a blender with some water and give it a whiz (a long one)
  • pour juice throuh a strainer into large jug
  • squeeze the juice through the strainer with the back of a broad spoon until you finish with a kind of paste
  • replace the ginger paste back into the blender with another measure of water
  • repeat the process until the flavour of the ginger starts to deplete
  • add lime juice if you wish
  • I usually filter the collected juice throuh a paper filter at this point, but it's not absolutely necessary
  • at this point, you shold have about two to three litres
  • add sugar and liquid glucose at the rates given above and give it a good blend to ensure the sugars are properly dissolved
  • Have a taste of the drink that you now have. The ginger should a little over powering and a little too sweet. This is where you will need to guess how strong your ginger is going to be after the addition of the vodka. Make adjustments as necesary.
  • I usually add sufficient vodka to result with 10 - 15% alcohol content
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  • The following is given as a bit of a guide.
  • If 10% alcohol is required, using 40% vodka, measure 250mL and make up to 1litre
  • If 10% alcohol is required, using 50% vodka, measure 200mL and make up to 1litre
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  • bottle'n'chill
  • use as you might with green ginger wine
  • although the purchase of a bottle of vodka makes this an expensive type of drink, it provides a much fuller flavour than commrcial rubbish. Of couse, if you were to make your own vodka, the cost would be a lesser issue.
  • anyhow, of course it's nice with a bit of ice

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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    ok lets party hahaha
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  • valinkenmore 10 years ago
    Where do you buy liquid glucose? Sounds wonderful - I love all things ginger!
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    This "5"FORK!!!!! recipe is a
    If 'imbibed' after experiencing an earthquake~
    Thanks for posting~
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