DIY, Food

Homemade Ginger Ale (Ginger Syrup)


homemade ginger ale


A few weeks ago me and my family went out to eat at a Thai restaurant.  I ordered water as always and my husband ordered Ginger Ale.  Of course as soon as his drink arrived I asked for some, and pretty soon I was sipping away on his delicious beverage.  When we left the restaurant I knew I need to recreate that drink.  It was so refreshing and gave my tongue a spicy little zing like only ginger could.

I love ginger and all of its health benefits which include:

  • Ginger can treat nausea and morning sickness
  • It has anti inflammatory properties
  • May lower blood sugar levels
  • Can help treat indigestion
  • Can help fight infections

I found the perfect recipe on David Lebovitz’s blog.  The recipe is super easy to make.  Click here for more detailed directions.


Homemade Ginger Ale

Here is the recipe:

8 ounces (225g) fresh ginger, unpeeled
4 cups (1L) water
2 cups (400g) sugar ( I used pure can sugar for my recipe, and not white sugar)
pinch of salt
I just chopped up the ginger and added it in a pot with the water and sugar.  I let it boil for about 30-45 minutes. Once it was the right consistency I strained it over a bowl.  Once in the bowl I poured it into Oil and Vinegar bottle.  When I was ready to use my syrup I filled a mason jar with seltzer water and ice, and syrup to taste.  I also added a lime (which takes this beverage to another level).


You can enjoy this drink with a salad or with appetizers.



homemade Ginger ale

Please try this recipe, you won’t regret it.  It is way better than store bought ginger ale.



Homemade Ginger Ale

4 thoughts on “Homemade Ginger Ale (Ginger Syrup)

  1. I like ginger a lot. We use it in traditional tea brews. But this is a super-easy and fun recipe and sounds quite refreshing. Would surely love to try it out! Thanks for sharing.

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