Homemade Ginger Ale


A good ratio to use is: one part lime juice, two parts ginger syrup and three parts sparkling water.

For an eight ounce glass of ginger ale, squeeze 1/2 of a lime into a glass.

I like to bruise the mint a bit to release the flavors. I just pound the leaves a few times.

Add the mint to the lime juice.

Oh, let me mention the use of FRESH-squeezed lime juice. Don’t go and buy that reconstituted crapola lime juice…please.

Add the ginger syrup. About 1/4 cup.

Now add the sparkling water to fill the glass. Leave room for ice.

Just give the drink a stir to blend all of the liquids.

Now you can add the ice.

Top the ginger ale with a sprig of mint and a straw.


Everyone is going to be so impressed.

Homemade Ginger Ale

2 cups peeled and chopped fresh ginger
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 large bottle of sparkling water
fresh limes
fresh mint leaves

To make the Ginger syrup: In a medium-sized sauce pan, heat the water and ginger until it reaches a low simmer. Simmer for five minutes. Remove from the heat and cover.Let stand for 1 hour.

After one hour, drain the juices through a fine mesh strainer. Discard the ginger pieces. Let cool then place in a jar and refrigerate.

To make the Ginger Ale: In a tall glass, add 1 part lime juice (about 1/2 lime per glass), 2 parts ginger syrup, and 3 parts sparkling water. Stir to combine the liquids. Fill glass with ice. If desired, add fresh mint.

Adjust to your liking. I always end up adding more lime juice.

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