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Easy Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

Easy Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe is such an easy recipe to make with just four simple ingredients.  We all know that homemade tastes better. This classic beverage is also healthier for you, especially without the high-fructose corn syrup.

If you’re looking for more recipe ideas with fresh ginger root, Detoxing Lemon Ginger Tea and Homemade Candied Ginger are amazing recipes to try.

Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe in a Glass with Ice and Limes
Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

Once you start making your own ginger ale and taste how much better it is, you’ll stop buying those store-bought sodas.

The first part of the recipe is to make the real ginger ale syrup.  After you let ginger syrup recipe cool to room temperature, then you can make the homemade ginger ale.

I found this recipe on Epicurious. The original recipe had 3/4 cup of sugar, but I felt it was too sweet. If you like your drinks sweeter, add the extra 1/4 cup of sugar to the ginger water.

I love to showcase easy recipes that you’ll make again and again. This recipe is one of them.

Play around with this recipe until you find the right combination of ingredients that you love.

Fresh Ginger on a Plate

History of Ginger

Ginger has been cultivated in Asia for over 3,000 years. It’s used extensively in Asian cuisine, the second most popular spice next to salt.

Gingerroot was also used in southern Europe before Roman times.

Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is closely related to turmeric and cardamom. It originates from China.

It has anti-inflammatory properties and help with muscle soreness related to exercise.

Most people know that ginger helps with nausea, motion sickness, and is effective especially with morning sickness. It also helps with an upset stomach, digestive system, and the immune system.

It helps lower blood sugars. A study was made in 2015 with participants that had type 2 diabetes.  They found it lowered fasting blood sugar by 12%.

How to Store Fresh Ginger

If you wrap your fresh ginger in paper towels in tightly closed plastic bags, they will keep for several weeks.

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Here’s How to Make Homemade Ginger Ale

Homemade Ginger Ale Ingredients

1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped fresh ginger root (approximately 7 ounces)

2 cups water

1/2 cup sugar

1 quart chilled club soda or seltzer water

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Directions for making Homemade Ginger Ale

To make your own Ginger Syrup Recipe

1) Add water and ginger pieces in a small saucepan. Cook partially covered on simmer for 45 minutes.

2) After 45 minutes, remove mixture from heat and let the ginger steep for 20 minutes while fully covered.

3) Pour the ginger water through a sieve, draining into a bowl. Make sure you press on the ginger to release any additional juice. Discard ginger.

4) Return saucepan to medium heat with the drained ginger water. Add sugar and stir until it has dissolved.

5) Place ginger syrup in in covered jar until cold.

To make Natural Ginger Ale

Add 1/4 cup ginger syrup, 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice and 3/4 cup cold club soda. Adjust to taste.

This simple syrup will keep covered and chilled in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Recipe Card for Ginger Ale with Real Ginger and Nutrition Information

Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe in a Glass with Ice and Limes

Homemade Ginger Ale

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Who knew that making your own homemade Ginger Ale was so easy? Just four ingredients to make this tasty drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped fresh ginger (approximately 7 ounces)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chilled club soda or seltzer
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. To Make Ginger Syrup: Add water and chopped ginger in a small saucepan.  Cook partially covered on simmer for 45 minutes.  
  2. After 45 minutes, remove mixture from heat and let the ginger steep for 20 minutes while fully covered.  
  3. Pour the ginger water through a sieve, draining into a bowl.  Make sure you press on the ginger to release any additional juice.  Discard ginger.  
  4. Return saucepan to medium heat with the drained ginger water.  Add sugar and stir until it has dissolved.  
  5. Place ginger syrup in in covered jar until cold.  
  6. To Make Ginger Ale: Add 1/4 cup ginger syrup, 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice and 3/4 cup club soda.  Adjust to taste.  

    Ginger syrup will keep covered and chilled in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Tips for Making Real Ginger Ale

  • You can substitute fresh lemon juice for lime juice.
  • To make sugar-free ginger ale recipe, substitute regular sugar with liquid stevia. Use 1 teaspoon in place of 1/2 cup sugar.
  • Serve this homemade ginger ale recipe in a Mason jar and a lime wedge on the edge for an old fashioned look.
  • You can peel ginger root with a vegetable peeler.
  • If you don’t have a fine-mesh strainer, you can find one here on Amazon.
  • For a strong ginger flavor, use grated ginger instead of chopped ginger.

We’ve reached the end of Homemade Ginger Ale. I hope you enjoyed it.

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Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

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Lizzy

Saturday 24th of February 2024

Would you be able to substitute lemon juice for lime when you don't have lime juice?

Kelly Morse

Monday 26th of February 2024

Hello Lizzy! You can - it will definitely taste a bit different - but it will be tasty as well. - Kelly

Te Helmin

Sunday 19th of April 2020

My husband loves ginger ale but we have gone sugar free so I'm wondering if you've made this with a sugar alternative? He is pre-diabetic so I have been using erythitol, stevia, Pyure and allulose as sweetners in my recipes. I'd love to be able to make this recipe for him! Any thoughts or considerations?

Kelly

Monday 20th of April 2020

Yes, I would definitely try to use liquid stevia. That's my go-to sweetener. Kelly

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