Today’s Recipe: Homemade Ginger Ale

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HOMEMADE GINGER ALE
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES, PLUS 2 HOURS CHILLING
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES
MAKES: 8 CUPS

4    cups water
½   cup peeled and coarsely diced ginger
½   cup sugar
¼   cup honey
4    cups club soda

1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring water and ginger to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand for 30 minutes.
2. Over a medium bowl, strain the ginger from the liquid and discard ginger.
3. Add sugar and honey to the liquid and stir until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until cool.
4. After the ginger syrup has cooled, all of it can be mixed with the club soda for a crowd, or equal parts syrup and club soda can be mixed for individual servings.

Gather ingredients.

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Add 4 cups water to a medium saucepan. Add ½ cup peeled and coarsely diced ginger.

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Bring water and ginger to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and let stand for 30 minutes.

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Over a medium bowl, strain the ginger from the liquid and discard ginger.

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Add ½ cup sugar to the liquid.

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Add ¼ cup honey.

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Stir until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until cool.

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After the ginger syrup has cooled, all of it can be mixed with 4 cups club soda for a crowd, or equal parts syrup and club soda can be mixed for individual servings.

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Ginger Ale is the only soft drink that I like and homemade sounds like a wonderful idea! It looks so tempting in that glass.

  2. Terry Steinmetz says:

    Yes! I love gingerale, but most store versions have way too much soda for my taste. Will try this soon! Thanks so much.

  3. Elaine S. says:

    I am going to try this with a little dark spiced rum for a Dark and Stormy. And maybe a dash of hot pepper sauce to make it extra special! So good!!
    Thanks!

  4. jody says:

    Finally! My fav drink. I have issues with sugar, so usually use stevia, but then in recipes substitute coconut sugar even for honey ( also have some issues with honey sometimes). Would subbing the coconut sugar for both reg sugar and honey work with this recipe? I don’t see a way to sub the stevia.
    Closest recipe I’ve found for myself so far is grating ginger into a tbs of vinegar, soda water and stevia to taste.

  5. I love making fresh ginger tea…and now I can make ginger ale. My dad loves that stuff. Thanks so much for the recipe 🙂 🙂 Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

  6. Jo Gill says:

    1/4 cup honey, or 1/2 cup honey? Both are listed. Thanks.

  7. jaylyn morehouse says:

    Will be making this for my food swap this weekend! Thanks for grand idea!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Brenda Wheeler says:

    I have made ginger water, but this sounds even better. My daughter is allergic to honey. I wonder if it would work to put the honey in with the water and ginger so the honey gets heated and then my daughter can drink it. Maybe I’ll just heat the honey separate and cool it and add as the recipe says. Think I will try it both ways and see how it turns out. Thanks and Farm Girl Hugs, Brenda

  9. Love This! I bet this would also be great for flu season and upset tummies.

  10. Kay (Old Cowgirl) Montoya says:

    Sounds so good but I have been off any soda products so will enjoy ginger tea instead. Soda make’s my stomach pooch out. So no more. I have been trying a bottle hear or there of Kombucha it is in this Synergy drink from the store. it gives me gass I do not know if that is good or bad but since I live only with my dog I guess it isn’t a problem. hehe

  11. Pat says:

    I’m wondering if this can be made in either a sugar free or almost sugar free way?
    Thank you. I am so enjoying all the info, the magazine, and the blogs from Mary Jane! I would love to live in the country but I’m married to a city boy and will probably not be able to….he’s 86 and I don’t think he’ll change his way any time soon! : )

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