I was thinking about my dear old Dad (since passed) the other day and the memory of him making us kids homemade ginger ale came to mind for some reason. When I was buying store bought I used to love Vista Vapors Ginger Soda. It was uncanny how close it was to the stuff that my dear old Dad used to make and immediately after the exhale I would just smile
Anyways I’m here reaching out for some opinions and help (hopefully) on making up a Ginger Ale from scratch without using TPA Ginger Ale. I consider NOT using that flavor as a challenge and as paying homage to the ol’ man (yeah soppy I know but he always taught me to never take the easy way out).
Fair warning: I’m not a good mixer by any stretch (at best I’m sorta average) but I’m reading, absorbing and trying to understand how flavors interact with others. Mixing up basic recipes and tweaking for my tastes as I go along. Sometimes it’s hard as I mainly use tanks and vape 50/50. Anyway, I digress…
OK, had no idea to start with so went and looked at some GA food recipes and most, if not all, had the following ingredients that were common:
• Sugar or Honey
• Club Soda
• Lime Juice or Lemon Juice
I sat at my computer and thought “what could I use that could possibly mimic those flavors” and the only things that popped into my head were:
• Ginger and Champagne or
• Ginger and Lemonade or
• Ginger, Honey, Lemon and Sour.
Just so ya know, I scoured the recipe database (and other online sources) but too many of them were using that TPA Ginger Ale and as I said, I wanna try doing this without using that flavor, be it TPA or some other brand. But hey if worse comes to worse, I might have to. I’d rather not though.
So my ELR brothers and sisters, any suggestions? Anyone ever made up a GA from scratch? Any and all advice gratefully accepted. While my stash is somewhat limited at the moment (actually ordered 15 flavors tonight but not updated yet) I am obviously more than willing to get myself whatever is required … more than willing. Two of the ones I ordered tonight that might be useful were FA Lemon Sicily and FLV Honey Bee. Not sure if the FLV HB would work as I’ve never tried it.
OK, thanks for reading this rather long post/question and I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Cheers…