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homemade ginger ale
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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Ginger Ale

This easy homemade ginger ale is ready in minutes, and is made with ginger syrup, fresh lime juice, and sparkling water. Plus, try making it with cold ginger tea or ginger juice!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 202kcal


Classic Ginger Ale:

  • crushed ice (optional)
  • ¼ cup ginger simple syrup homemade or store-bought
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 8 ounces sparkling water or club soda Use enough to fill the glass

Variations: Pick one of the following. Use instead of (or in addition to) ginger simple syrup.


  • Fill a glass with crushed ice. (Skip ice if desired.)
  • Add ginger syrup and lime juice to the glass. Fill glass with sparkling water or club soda and serve immediately.
  • For a nontraditional ginger ale, add ginger juice, tea, or a wellness shot before adding the sparkling water. Depending on the sweetness of your juice, tea, or shot, you might opt to use less syrup or leave it out entirely.


Yields: 1 glass of ginger ale


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg