Have you ever heard green tea ginger ale? Canada Dry produces it, and it is a favorite in this house. We were able to find it in two liter bottles last year, but now we only see it in 12 packs, which makes it less affordable, and less practical for our budget. In hankering for some of our own without buying the cans, we decided to buy ginger ale and green tea separately and play with the ratios to see what we liked best.
Green Tea Ginger Ale
We bought Gold Peak Green Tea, sweetened with real sugar, from our local Ingles store because it was on sale this week. You, of course are free to buy whatever brand you have available or enjoy. If you really want to save money, grab some green tea bags and brew your own. If you brew your own, this will also help you control the sweetness of the overall drink.
We chose Canada Dry Ginger Ale, too, but this is because it is generally less sweeter than other ginger ale options on the market, and we knew from previous experience with Gold Peak that it can be a little sweet. If you don’t have Canada Dry in your area, choose the one you like best. If you’re really feeling adventurous, you can make your own ginger ale with this recipe from Alton Brown. Of course, if you take that route, you will delay your green tea ginger ale goodness by a little more than two days.
Once you have secured your green tea and your ginger ale, whether you brew it yourself, follow Alton Brown, or buy it pre-made from the grocery store, we recommend starting with a 50/50 mixture. Taste it, and then adjust accordingly. I like a bit more of a zing from green tea, while J likes a bit more of a ginger ale flavor.
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Give this green tea ginger ale a try and tell us what you think!