Homemade Ginger Ale

Joan Hunt


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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

16 servings
5 Min
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 Homemade Ginger Ale


  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.

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About Homemade Ginger Ale

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #Ginger #homemade #ale

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