Ginger Ale Recipe

Ginger ale with ice cubes in drinking glass
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Total Time 40 min
Prep 35 min, Cook 5 min
Yield 4 servings

Ginger is a home remedy that is sometimes used for nausea and motion sickness. Use this recipe for homemade ginger ale instead of buying it in the store to make sure you're getting real ginger for maximum benefits.


  • 1 cup peeled, thinly sliced ginger
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups club soda
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice


In a covered saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the ginger pieces and sugar and cover. Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for five minutes.

Remove from heat and allow it to sit for 20 minutes.

Strain the mixture and set aside the liquid. Once it has reached room temperature, cool it in the fridge. Although you don’t need the ginger pieces anymore, you can keep them to make crystallized ginger.

Mix the ginger-sugar water with two cups of cold club soda. Add the lime juice. Stir and serve.

Makes four servings.

Variation: If you do not want to use sugar in this recipe, boil the ginger in water without adding the sugar. After it has cooled, sweeten to taste with stevia or another sugar substitute.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.

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