Homemade Ginger Ale

Welcome to the world of my Homemade Ginger Ale recipe, a treat crafted especially for ginger ale enthusiasts! This recipe is a celebration of authenticity, made with real ginger and devoid of artificial additives. Immerse yourself in the invigorating essence of ginger while sipping on this refreshing and health-conscious beverage!

Homemade ginger ale served in a glass with a wedge of ginger and lime on the rim of the glass, side angle shot.

Why I Love This Recipe

My Homemade Ginger Ale is a gem that represents the perfect fusion of tradition and health! Rooted in worldwide cuisine, it revolves around the star ingredient where I use real fresh ginger to make the drink! This beverage, with its invigorating qualities, is an ideal choice for those who seek authenticity and convenience. Much like my beloved Ginger Tea and Ginger Shot, this recipe harnesses the incredible health benefits of real ginger, setting it apart from its store-bought counterparts that only use flavoring in their drinks.

The real taste experience combines the warm spiciness of ginger, the sweetness of your chosen sweetener, and a hint of citrus from optional lemon or lime juice. It’s a must-try for anyone in search of an authentic and health-conscious drink. Give it a try, and savor the goodness of this recipe!



  • Ginger – peel ginger and slice.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Lime/Lemon Juice – for this beverage, you can choose either lemon or lime juice. Whichever you prefer.
  • Carbonated Water – use unflavored carbonated water or sparkling water.

🍠 Ginger Ingredient Note

You have the choice to peel or leave the ginger unpeeled, it’s entirely up to your preference.

Homemade ginger ale served in a glass with a wedge of ginger and lime on the rim of the glass, top down shot.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

  • Strainer


Step 1 Add water and sliced ginger to a pot, then simmer for 30 minutes.

Ginger being extracted in pot.

Step 2 Strain the liquid and mix it with sweetener and salt. Cool the ginger ale base in the freezer for 30 minutes or in the fridge for 3 hours.

Base for ginger ale.

Step 3 When it’s time to prepare the drink, combine 1 part ginger ale concentrate with 2-3 parts carbonated water. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice before serving.

Homemade ginger ale served in a cup.

💡 Variation Pro Tip

Experiment with various bases of carbonated water to infuse different flavors like Orange, Lemon, and Lime. This simple modification can offer a refreshing array of taste options, allowing you to customize your ginger ale to your liking.

🥛 Batch Pro Tip

Consider making ginger ale concentrate in large batches, pour the concentrate into an Ice Cube Tray, and Freeze. This way, you’ll have convenient ginger ale cubes ready to go whenever you want ginger ale.

Homemade ginger ale served in a glass with a wedge of ginger and lime on the rim of the glass.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the health benefits of homemade ginger ale?

Homemade ginger ale offers several health benefits, including boosting the immune system, fighting infections, and providing anti-inflammatory properties. It's known for aiding digestion, easing upset stomachs, and potentially supporting weight loss. Additionally, ginger ale can help lower blood sugar levels and relieve bloating.

Is there a recommended carbonated water brand to use?

No, there isn't a recommended carbonated water brand to use for this recipe. You can choose any carbonated water brand you prefer. Just ensure it's not club soda, as club soda contains salt that can affect the flavor of your ginger ale.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers of your syrup base, place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will remain good for use for 21-30 days when stored this way.

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Homemade ginger ale served in a glass with a wedge of ginger and lime on the rim of the glass, side angle shot.

Homemade Ginger Ale

Experience the refreshing taste of Homemade Ginger Ale. This healthy, homemade version is made from real ginger and free from artificial additives, making it the perfect choice for ginger ale lovers.
4.74 from 26 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: healthy ginger ale, homemade ginger ale
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Print Recipe
Calories: 10kcal


  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Inch Ginger
  • 1/4 Cup Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Lime/Lemon Juice
  • 8 oz Carbonated Water


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for ginger ale.
  • Slice ginger and set aside.
    Sliced ginger.
  • Boil water in stove top pot. Once boiling, reduce heat to low simmer and add in sliced ginger. Cover 7/8 way to leave a little room for evaporation and simmer for 30 minutes.
    Ginger being extracted in pot.
  • Strain the ginger and pour ginger juice into a holding bowl. Add sweetener and salt into the ginger juice and stir well until sweetener fully dissolves.
    Base for ginger ale.
  • Transfer the ginger juice base into the freezer for 30 minutes. Note - you can just place in the fridge as well, but require 3-4 hours to cool.
    Base ginger ale cooled.
  • After 30 minutes, remove ginger juice base from freezer. To make the ginger ale, use 1 part ginger ale base to 2-3 parts carbonated water and adjust to liking. Top with a squeeze of lime/lemon.
    Homemade ginger ale served in a cup.


Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 6mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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