Ginger root syrup for Homemade Ginger Ale
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 30
How to make ginger root syrup for Homemade Ginger Ale. Ginger root has many health benefits and healing powers.
  • 2 pound fresh ginger, unpeeled and cut into small dice
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 2 quarts or 8 cups of water
  • Cubed or crushed ice
  • Soda water
  • Lime wedges
  1. 'Whiz' the unpeeled diced ginger in a food processor and process until minced.
  2. Stop the machine periodically and scrape down the sides.
  3. Place the puree in a large saucepan with the sugar and 2 quarts of water (that’s 8 cups).
  4. Bring to a full boil over high heat.
  5. Reduce to the heat to medium / medium low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat.
  7. Let cool.
  8. Strain through a fine sieve and then again through cheese cloth.
  9. Chill the syrup mixture.
  10. To serve, place 2 shot glasses of the syrup in a 6 oz. glass full of ice.
  11. Fill with soda water.
  12. [Use more or less syrup according to taste.]
  13. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Recipe by Kitoula's Greek Food Journal at