the giving is good: ginger syrup for gingerale

Cornelius found a small grocer near the library where he works that sells bottles of pop shoppe pop (an old beloved soda company from my childhood). We downed the pop (mmmm, black cherry!) and I decided to fill up the bottles with something of my own making. So part of my Christmas giving included bottles of ginger syrup. I made some labels with directions on how to make your own tasty gingerale or ginger beer and found the very necessary corks to stop the bottles. Yummers!

ps. Love the photo? It’s taken with my very new digital camera, a Canon Powershot SD300! Cornelius gave me the best Christmas gift ever. Actually, I say that every year.

14 comments to “the giving is good: ginger syrup for gingerale”

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    Michele   December 27, 2005 at 10:27 pm

    Sounds delicious! I love gingerale. And a new camera to boot! Sounds like you had a very Merry holiday!

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    Rachel   December 28, 2005 at 7:26 am


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    tania   December 28, 2005 at 9:21 am

    ha! i love the pop shop! i found an empty in my aptartment basement and display it in my kitchen- reminds me of the olden days-
    yummy recipe!

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    kickpleat   December 28, 2005 at 10:59 am

    Thanks Michele, it was a very merry holiday! I had some friends try it and it’s more like gingerbeer than gingerale, so you can cut down on the ginger i guess to get more of a gingerale taste.

    No problem Rachel, thanks for the reminder!

    Me too, Tania! It’s totally a childhood reminder. I grew up in London, ON and there was a bottling plant & we’d pick up our pops from there. I was so surprised when Cornelius brought some home! The bottles are super cute.

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    crystal   December 28, 2005 at 11:41 am

    Ooooh, a new camera! We’re actually shopping for one now, and they’re so hard to choose from. How do you like yours?

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    Amy   December 28, 2005 at 4:30 pm

    Found you through our site stats–thanks for making us one of the few music blogs you link to! Your blog is fabulous. I keep thinking once I get tired of writing about music, I may have to do a food thing. I’m printing the chocolate mint and button cookie recipes and am also eyeing that chicken stew…I’ve added you to our general blog roll and plan to stop by often!

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    Joe   December 28, 2005 at 7:32 pm

    Congrats on the camera! Looks like you are getting a good start with it!

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    kickpleat   December 28, 2005 at 9:30 pm

    Crystal and Joe, I love my camera! I’m definitely going to get lots of use out of it!

    Amy, I love your blog! I’ve found such great music through it and it’s nice to feel updated in the music world again (I used to work in a record store years ago, but I’m afraid I’m losing my hip!) Thanks for the nice words about this site 🙂

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    monique   December 23, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    I really enjoy your blog and admire your culinary creativity! Thanks for sharing all these yummy recipes. I stumbled across your blog when I was looking for a cookie recipe to match Caper’s breakfast cookie – and you had the winning recipe. I’m going to make this ginger syrup with Stevia instead of sugar to soothe my crazed ginger ale cravings. All the best… I hope you’re enjoying our Vancouver winter wonderland.

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    kelli ann   December 19, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    i remember the pop shoppe too– it's hazy– in Ontario? Ste-Catherines maybe?

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    Bernadene Whitten   March 14, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I know this is an older subject, but still very useful, but I was wondering did you mean to add salt and pepper to your recipe?

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    kickpleat   March 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Bernadene, yes, I add the salt & pepper. The salt tames the sweetness and the pepper ups the spiciness – but you could leave them both out.

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