Homemade Ginger Ale

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Joan Hunt
from Youngsville, NC

You haven’t tasted ginger ale until you’ve had a glass of this brew . . . you’ll never go back to the canned stuff again! The fresh ginger adds zip without being too spicy. And besides being totally irresistible, it’s super-simple to make.

serves 16 servings
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min


  •   2 c
    light brown sugar
  •   1/2 lb
    fresh ginger, cut into 1/4-inch thick “coins”
  •   1 stick
  •   1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
    sparkling water

How To Make

  • 1
    Bring sugar, ginger, cinnamon stick and 2 cups water to a boil in large saucepan. Simmer 5 minutes, then remove from heat, and stir in cayenne pepper. Let cool.
  • 2
    Strain liquid into small pitcher, and discard ginger and cinnamon. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 3
    To serve: Ladle 1/4 cup ginger syrup into tumbler filled with ice. Top with 3/4 cup sparkling water, and stir.