nutritional information


  • Calories: 103
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Sodium: 12 mg
  • Sugar: 25 g

Homemade Ginger Ale

Homemade Ginger Ale

Makes 16 servings

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 cups light brown sugar
  • ½ lb. fresh ginger, cut into ¼-inch thick “coins”
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • sparkling water
  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.
November 2005

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Here is the ginger ale recipe.

Richard - 2014-04-20 17:29:22

Like it????

El Kay - 2014-03-18 18:58:10

Great!! I love Ginger ale Thanks for the recipe.

Jenny Sands - 2013-08-08 12:07:26

Ginger drink recipe

Linda - 2011-05-15 18:17:04

Cool recipe.Can't wait to try - 2010-10-22 20:14:11

I love the recipe, and it was both easy and fun to put it together (while it made the kitchen smell terrific), but I question the final proportion of syrup to seltzer-- I haven't yet finished my own experimenting, but I think we'll settle on something more like 2-4 Tablespoons of syrup with 10 oz. of sparkling water.

GratefulTuu - 2011-06-10 16:55:03