Boiled Coke with Ginger and Lemon

Boiled Coke with Ginger and Lemon
  • Yield:serves 1
  • Active time:1 minute
  • Total time:15 minutes
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Snapshots from Hong Kong: Boiled Coke with Ginger and Lemon

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

You probably don't need a recipe for this; the whole recipe is pretty much in the title. But if you're like me and figure you'll mess up cooking anything without a recipe, this is for you. Feel free to tweak the amount of lemon and ginger or to cook for a shorter amount of time depending on your flavor preferences—this is not a hard-and-fast recipe. (Just don't boil it for too long; you're not making a syrup.) Some recipes suggest leaving the lemon out of the boiling stage and adding it at the end.

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Ingredients

  • 1 can Coke (12 ounces)
  • 1 inch chunk ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced into rounds

Directions

  1. 1.

    Add coke, ginger, and lemon to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then adjust heat to maintain an active simmer. Simmer until reduced by 15 to 20 percent, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour into cup (through a fine mesh strainer if desired). Let cool at room temperature for a few minutes and serve.

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