Do you like Ginger Ale? I do. Well, I used to until I stopped drinking soda a few years ago. Now the Canada Dry Ginger Ale I used to love so much tastes syrupy and heavy. In short, it’s gross. I stumbled across a recipe for ginger syrup on Pinterest ages ago. Finally one day I decided I needed to go ahead and make my own ginger ale and I am so glad I did! This homemade Ginger Ale is d e l i c i o u s. It’s light, refreshing, and not too sweet. It’s also pretty easy to make.
The recipe below can easily be cut in half. After making it several times I’ve decided to just double the recipe because between my husband and I we go through it super fast. This larger recipe will stop me from having to make more so soon.
If it’s just you drinking it or you think you might not like it, cut the recipe in half just to see how it goes. And don’t leave out the lemon thinking it will be just as good – I tried that and it won’t. Just take my word for it.
- 1 cup Ginger, Peeled & Chopped
- 3 cups Filtered Water
- 3 tbsp Lemon Juice (about 1 lemon)
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Honey or Cane Sugar (this sounds like a lot of sugar, but it’s not. I don’t like overly sweet drinks and this is a nice sweetness that isn’t overwhelming.)
- Club Soda or Mineral Water
- Add all ingredients in medium sized pot and heat on high heat until mixture comes to a boil.
- Once boiling, turn down so mixture simmers (about medium heat).
- Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to rest about 30 minutes, or until cool.
- Strain liquid into glass container and store in the fridge.
- Add 1-2 tbsp of Ginger Syrup into 16oz of Club Soda or Mineral Water, adding ice if you like.
That’s it! It’s so easy and quick to make. No fuss, no GMOs, no caramel color. What’s not to love?