Ginger Syrup for Homemade Ginger Ale

Ginger Syrup

Remember when I posted about my new love, my SodaStream?  I promised you that I would try a few recipes from the books that I bought.  I begin with a recipe from The Artisan Soda Workshop: 75 Homemade Recipes from Fountain Classics to Rhubarb Basil, Sea Salt Lime, Cold-Brew Coffee and Much Much Morefor ginger syrup.


Ginger syrup is used to make your own homemade ginger ale.  If you think you’ve tasted ginger ale before, you haven’t tried making your own.  It tastes like ginger.  I mean really like ginger.  At first I was kind of thrown off by how much it tasted like ginger, but then I grew to love it, and now am totally addicted to it. 

Powdered Ginger

Ginger Syrup

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (6 inch) piece of gingerroot, sliced into thin strips
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

In a medium pot combine the water, ginger and syrup and over high heat, bring to a boil.  Whisk in the ground ginger.  Reduce the heat to medium or medium low and let simmer, until is is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.  (Mine took longer). 

Take off the heat and strain out the ginger pieces either with a slotted spoon or through a strainer.  Let the syrup cool and refrigerate covered for up to 5 days.

To make ginger ale:  Stir 3 tablespoons of the ginger syrup (or to taste), into 1 cup of seltzer.

Makes 1 cup

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  1. says

    Pam – I gave up all store-bought sodas last year. Who knows what’s in that stuff! But, I have really enjoyed making my own sodas as well. It’s really so simple and the possibilities are endless. I’m fond of a pomegranate soda, but I think I’d love this version too.

  2. says

    i almost bought this becasue of you for my husband, but he was worried about the c02 refills cost… the one we looked at said you had to mail it back, looked complicated!

    but i do love ginger~

  3. says

    Dad made homeade ginger ale one year when we were kids. Everything was fine until it sounded like we were under attack. Yep, the bottles started exploding. The Soda Stream is a far more sensible option.

  4. says

    My mother Loved everything Ginger! When I would shop at Trader Joe’s for her, it would be everything ginger that they offered!
    Oh, my gosh, she would love this. I might, too!!!

  5. says

    ginger ale has been my drink of choice lately, but i’ve never made my own! now i’m wishing i had asked for a soda stream for xmas. :)