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Old 12-06-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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I made candied ginger today and as a result, have about a quart of sweetened ginger-infused water. I hate to waste it. Any ideas on what I can do with it?
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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GG, the first thing I thought about was Ginger Beer.

Homemade Ginger Beer Recipe | Epicurious.com
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:04 PM   #3
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Wow, that sounds interesting! I never would have thought of that. I'd have to do some educated guessing about quantities for the rest of the ingredients, but it could be a fun experiment. Thanks!
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I love ginger beer! Do you have a SodaStream, GG? You could reduce it to syrup and add it to the seltzer. Or just add it as is to seltzer or lemonade. Or as a Moscow Mule concentrate. Maybe freeze some for later.
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If it is the actual simple syrup used to make the crystallized ginger you could make a pitcher of Dark n' Stormy cocktails!

3 parts club soda
2 parts ginger syrup
1⁄4 part fresh lime juice
2 parts dark rum
Lime wedge, for garnish

You could also poach some pears or apples in it and serve them with some vanilla ice cream.
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Tiz the season, and I'm sure up for a cocktail party!!

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I love ginger beer! Do you have a SodaStream, GG? You could reduce it to syrup and add it to the seltzer. Or just add it as is to seltzer or lemonade. Or as a Moscow Mule concentrate. Maybe freeze some for later.
Never had I heard of a Moscow mule until this week, now this is the third time, weird! First I saw a Moscow mule copper mug at World Market, the same day saw one at Target, now this post.
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How thick is i? I'd try simmering it down for a syrup. I use the syrup from my candied cranberries for waffles...maybe gingerbread pancakes or something?

(Feeling the need to try a Moscow mule...)
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I made candied ginger today and as a result, have about a quart of sweetened ginger-infused water. I hate to waste it. Any ideas on what I can do with it?
Another idea is to freeze the ginger broth as ice cubes and use in stir-fries, sweet & sour sauce, anywhere that ginger is needed, say in a pumpkin pie.

If you like the flavor, use it to prevent motion sickness.

Hope that gives you a few ideas, or at least wakes up that darn cooking muse who always slinks off to hide and take a nap.

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Never had I heard of a Moscow mule until this week, now this is the third time, weird! First I saw a Moscow mule copper mug at World Market, the same day saw one at Target, now this post.

Moscow mules were the signature drink at the wedding reception of one of my nieces several years ago, they were delicious! They were served in tin cups, though copper is traditional.

Aunt Bea's Dark'n Stormy sounds really good too!
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