Having a BBQ or picnic this weekend? Don't forget to pack your punch! This is our homemade ginger ale (the quick cheat's version) transformed into an awesome icy drink.
Heat the water and sugar in a pan, along with the cinnamon stick and the peel of a lime, to dissolve the sugar. Bubble for a minute or so then remove from the heat.
Allow to cool slightly before added to the grated ginger, leave the mixture to infuse. Strain through a fine sieve to give you an awesome ginger syrup.
Dilute the syrup with ice cold soda water and stir in a handful of fresh mint leaves.
Squeeze plenty of fresh tangy juice from a handful of apples. crush some ice. Fill a glass up about 1/3 of the way with the crushed ice.
Add one third apple juice and one third ginger ale. Stir one and serve immediately.