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Homemade ginger ale

30 October 2015 / Posted in Beverages
homemade ginger ale syrup recipe in Consol jar

We found this refreshing ginger ale syrup recipe a few years ago on the food blog biggirlssmallkitchen. It’s so easy to make and is great to serve in the warm summer months.

adding soda water to homemade ginger ale syrup recipe

Homemade ginger ale

 Makes 7 - 10 glasses 

Ginger syrup:
120 g ginger, sliced (about 1 cup sliced ginger)
5 springs of fresh thyme
250 ml (1 cup) sugar
500 ml (2 cups) water

soda water
lemon juice to taste

  1. Syrup: Place all the ingredients, except soda water and lemon juice, in an AMC 16 cm Gourmet High and heat over a medium temperature. Stir frequently until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Bring syrup to the boil and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes until syrup has reduced to approximately 1½ cups. Reduce heat slightly if needed.
  3. Remove from heat and use a slotted spoon to remove ginger and thyme sprigs. Discard thyme, keeping ginger for garnish. Allow to cool and store in a sterilised glass jar until needed.
  4. Prepare ginger ale by filling glasses with soda water and adding 30 – 45 ml ginger syrup or to taste. Add lemon juice to taste and garnish with reserved ginger slices. Serve with ice.