Sunday 28 June 2015

Ginger Ale Recipe

A no-fuss, 3-ingredient ginger ale recipe. What more could you ask for?

If you're as obsessed with ginger as I am then this drink will definitely hit the spot.

Serve chilled and top your glass up with ice for a cool but fiery summer drink.

- 1 cup grated fresh ginger
- 2.5 cups plain water
- 1 cup coconut sugar/maple syrup
- sparkling water

Grate approx. 1 cup of fresh ginger.

Fill a saucepan with 2.5 cups of plain water and add the grated ginger. Allow to simmer on low heat, partially covered, for 30 mins. Strain and return the liquid to the saucepan (save the ginger bits and add to cookies or other bakes).

Add the coconut sugar or maple syrup to the ginger liquid and bring to a boil on high heat until the syrup starts to thicken. Should take 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool. Syrup can be stored in a jar or airtight container, chilled, for 1 week.

To assemble your drink, mix some syrup with sparkling water, adjusting quantities to taste. Serve chilled with ice.


  1. Replies
    1. The ginger taste is stronger in my recipe..more heat at the back of your throat. And not as sugary as the other ginger ales I've tried.

  2. What are the measurements for the syrup and sparkling water?

  3. I didn't really note down exact measurements with this one, I just went by taste and added more or less of each ingredient until I had the ginger flavour I wanted. But as a rough guide I'd say approx. 300-400ml of the syrup to 1 litre of sparkling water.