Homemade Ginger Ale - Becca Piastrelli

Hey there,

creative gal!

You’ve landed on a post I wrote a few years ago -
back when I was known as The Dabblist and was exploring all sorts of ways I could create beautiful things with my hands. It was a powerful time for me — awakening my creativity after suppressing it for so long — but this space has since evolved to reflect the woman I’m becoming.

Ginger ale! Every nauseated human's good friend.

It's also a delightful refreshment but, I admit, I only reach for the ginger ale when feeling under the weather.

But then, I decided to make it myself and realized this truly is a delightful refreshment!

fresh ginger

Let me first just say that I love ginger. I think it's beautiful. I think it's amazingly potent. I just love it.


1/2 cup diced ginger

2 cups water

1/2 cup simple syrup (sugar and syrup combined)

1 lemon

1 lime

Club soda

making ginger ale

Peel and slice 1 large piece of ginger (about 1/2 cup) and combine in saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let steep for 20 minutes. To make simple syrup, heat 1 cup water in sauce pan and dissolve 1 cup sugar in it.

ginger ale

Pour the ginger liquid into a pitcher through a strainer. Compost ginger pieces.

squeezing lemon for ginger ale

Add 1/2 cup simple syrup to pitcher.  Squeeze the juice out of the lemon and lime into the pitcher as well.

bottled ginger ale

Add in club soda to taste (we make our own bubbly using our Soda Stream - highly recommend it!). I ended up adding in 4 cups of soda water to get the right flavor.


 Ginger Ale: Delightfully Refreshing!

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