Ginger Syrup / Ginger Ale Recipe

Ginger syrup

A while ago, I ordered a ginger lemonade at a breakfast bar, where they make their own lemonades. In this case, with homemade ginger syrup. They mixed both a sweet syrup and a spicier shot of ginger. And wow, it was delicous!

I'm a big fan of ginger and drinks like ginger ale. I also never tried to make syrup or homemade lemonade before, so I was excited and curious to see how it would turn out. Syrups are actually not that hard to make. So if you like ginger, you should definitely give this homemade ginger syrup a try!

Ginger Syrup / Ginger Ale

  • Preparation time: 35 min preparing, 15 min cooling.
  • Serves: 0.5 liters syrup

Ginger syrup is easy to make and a perfect base for a spicy ginger lemonade, or a refreshing glass of ginger ale. Ginger syrup is also a great addition for homemade cocktails and iced teas.

Ginger syrup ingredients


  • 200 grams ginger
  • 150 grams sugar (or cane/raw sugar)
  • 450 milliliter water

How to make ginger syrup?

  1. Peel the ginger and cut in pieces.
  2. Heat sugar and water, and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Bring to a boil and add ginger.
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  5. Lower the heat and place a lid on the pot.
  6. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Let the syrup cool in an ice bath.
  8. Strain out the ginger and transfer the syrup to a bottle.
Ginger syrup recipe

How to make Ginger ale?

It's super easy to turn this ginger syrup into a refreshing ginger ale. Pour a bit of syrup in a glass and add some soda water, mint and lime juice to taste. Enjoy!

Ginger lemonade

Tips & Trivia

  • Store the syrup in the fridge and save up to two weeks. You can also freeze the ginger syrup in icecube trays, so you can add them to your drinks later.
  • Do you like your drink to be a bit spicier? You can also use the ginger root to get a spicier flavour. Use the strained out ginger and mash until fine. Boil again with a bit of water for about 5 minutes at a high temperature. Extract all liquid using a tea towel (or nut milk bag). Store in a separate bottle to offer your guests both a sweet, or spicier ginger lemonade/ ginger ale.

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