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


Add to Grocery List

  • 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Homemade Ginger Ale

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Ginger, #homemade, #ale

Show 13 Comments & Reviews

29 Refreshing Summer Drinks Recipe

29 Refreshing Summer Drinks

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These refreshing drinks will make even the hottest of summer days bearable! Plus, they are insanely delicious. Cheers!

10 Refreshing Infused Water Recipes

10 Refreshing Infused Water Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Summer is realllllyyyy heating up, so how do you rejuvenate yourself? Well these refreshing, tasty and invigorating infused water recipes. And really, one can only drink so much boring water!...

Pinch Tips: How To Chill A Drink In 2 Minutes Recipe

pinch tips: How to Chill a Drink in 2 Minutes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Chill a drink in no time thanks to this tip from the Just A Pinch Test Kitchen.