Homemade Ginger Ale

May 16, 2013    BY Yoga International

Tired of ginger tea? Try this tasty soda recipe. The pungent heating qualities of ginger can help keep spring colds at bay.

Combine 1/2 cup of freshly grated ginger, 1 cup of cane sugar, and 4 cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 9 minutes. Cool and strain.

To serve, add about a 1/3 cup of this ginger syrup to a chilled glass. Top with seltzer water and garnish with lime. Adjust proportions to taste. Serves 4 to 6. Refrigerate leftover syrup for later; the flavor intensifies.


To create extra zing, cook ginger with 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom, or a few cloves. Adding 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the cooking ginger imparts a subtle earthy flavor. A splash of cream before serving makes it dreamy.

#drinks Crystal Ketterhagen

Yoga International
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