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Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

This Homemade Ginger Ale recipe takes a few minutes, but is well worth the time! The flavors of the fresh ginger shine through and make this one glass of ginger ale you won't want to miss!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 2 quarts
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 cup peeled and chopped fresh ginger about 5 ounces
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup honey maple syrup or granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 4 cups (1 quart ) club soda or seltzer water


To make the Ginger Syrup:

  • Add ginger and water to a small saucepan over medium heat and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and allow to steep an additional 15 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh sieve to remove the ginger from the syrup into a large bowl and then pour back into the small saucepan. Discard the pieces of ginger or save for another purpose.
  • Add the sweetener to the saucepan and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Allow to cool completely. At this stage, the ginger syrup may be placed into a Mason jar, sealed, and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

To Make the Homemade Ginger Ale:

  • Pour ginger syrup into a 2-quart glass pitcher, stir in fresh lemon or lime juice and club soda or seltzer water. Serve over ice.