Ginger Syrup for Home-Style Ginger Ale

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1½ to 2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Making and bottling real ginger ale or ginger beer is a lengthy procedure involving specialized equipment and hard-to-find ingredients, so we don’t suggest a recipe. What you can make is a concentrated ginger syrup for mixing with club soda to produce an amazingly bright-tasting, vividly gingery quaff blended to suit your palate. As fresh gingerroot is now easily available in many supermarkets as well as in smaller stores with a Latin or Oriental clientele, and as the syrup keeps ind