Sep 2, 2013

Homemade Fresh Ginger Ale / Ginger Ale / Homemade Ginger Syrup for Ginger Ale

Making homemade refreshing drinks is my favorite one..I love to try different recipes and play around with it. I have made quite a few recipes in the past months when the weather was hot, so i will be posting quite a few drink recipes soon.

Making homemade ginger ale was in my mind for so many days. And one fine day when i saw a bag full of fresh ginger lying around in the fridge. I got into action. Homemade ginger ale are so good, they are a perfect thirst quencher and taste so fresh than store bought ones. It is so simple to make. You can make the syrup ahead of time and keep in the fridge for so many days. So you will be having a handy syrup whenever you wanted.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 10 to 15 mins
Resting Time : 30 mins


For Ginger Syrup:
Fresh Ginger - 1 cup grated (packed)
Water - 2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup

For Ginger Ale (Makes one serving)
Icecubes - 5 to 6
Lemon Juice - 1 to 2 tblspn or to taste
Lemon Slices - a couple of pieces (optional) 
Ginger Syrup - 3 to 4 tblspn or to taste
Soda Water or Cold Water - 1 cup or as needed


Wash and peel ginger. Grate it using a coarse grater. You will need1 cup of packed grated ginger

Take this in a sauce pan. Add in 2 cups of water. Bring this to a boil. Simmer for mins. Switch off the flame and let it sit for 30 mins.

Now strain this using a fine strainer.

Pour this back into the sauce pan. Add in sugar and bring it to boil. Mix well so the sugar is dissolved. Now the ginger syrup is done. Allow this to cool down and store in a clean dry bottle. Keep refrigerated.

Now make ginger ale. Take a glass and add some icecubes in the bottom.

Squeeze in some lemon juice and throw in couple of lemon slices.

Pour some ginger syrup. Fill with soda water, mix well.

Serve cold.

Take a fresh knob of ginger, wash and peel it

Grate it, i used a coarse grater

Take it in a pot

Add some water

Heat it up

Bring it to a boil and switch off

Let this steep for 30 mins
Strain it

All you got is a precious ginger juice

Pour it back in the pan

Add in sugar

Mix to dissolve

Ginger Syrup done

Take all ingredients for ginger ale
Your homemade ginger ale syrup
Take a glass
Fill half way with ice

Squeeze in some lemon juice

Add couple of lemon slices

Pour some ginger syrup
Fill it with fizzy soda water




  1. Wow Aarthi.. Loving it.. Congos to the new mama!!

  2. I have months looking forwards to post a ginger ale too! Now, I thought your post will give me the support I need to finish the recipe. Now, of course with a better homemade ginger sirope, the mine was not than better as your own. I definetelly will try it :D

    Thank you!

  3. A refreshing drink good for digestion and also in case of acidity, I too make it at home same way like you.....

  4. Fantastic drink..Love to finish that glass.

  5. Instead of sugar we can add jaggery? ???

  6. @AnonymousYes u could, the taste may vary a little, but still it will be delicious. And you dont have to boil it for a long time.

  7. Honey instead of sugar? Great method :)

  8. Can u give me the measurement for 15 people.
    Thank u.


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