Ginger Ale

Explaining the Name

Cary Elwes is most famous for The Princess Bride, but people should not discount his other timeless classic, Robin Hood: Men in Tights! Kari and Chris have watched this dumb 90s comedy far too many times than they should admit. In it, Maid Marian (Amy Yasbeck) and Robin Hood (Elwes) are discussing her supposed destiny of finding true love.

Robin Hood: "Oh, Marian, if only 'twere me."
Maid Marian: "Oh, if 'twere you, 'twould be… twerrific!"


10 cups peeled and chopped Ginger Root
10 cups Sugar
30 cups Water
4.25 gallons Club Soda


Peel and chop ginger root; pulverize in food processor. Put in large pot.
Add sugar and water.
Bring to a boil, then simmer until reduced by half.
Allow to cool, then strain.
Add 5 TB of ginger syrup to each bottle and fill remainder with Club Soda.

Because of the fact that this process does not use yeast to produce carbonation (which would have created alcohol as a byproduct), we can happily call this a non-fershnikering beverage.

Robin Hood: Rabbi, you seem to be on the side of good. Will you come and share with us some of your wisdom, some of your council, and perhaps…some of your wine?
Rabbi Tuckman: Wisdom and council, that's easy. But this is sacramental wine! It's only used to bless things.
Merry Men: [looking disappointed] Awwwww…
Rabbi Tuckman: Wait a minute! There's things here! There's rocks, there's trees, there's birds, there's squirrels. Come on, we'll bless them all until we get fershnikered!

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