Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

Ginger ale with ice cubes in drinking glass
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Total Time: 40 min
Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Servings: 4

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

213 calories
0g fat
54g carbs
0g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving  
Calories 213
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 50g  
Includes 48g Added Sugars 96%
Protein 0g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 101mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

Ingredient 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.

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