• Kristina Vanni

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I am obsessed with ginger ale…can’t wait to try this version! Fantastic recipe Amy!

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  • Andrea

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I think your drink photograph is fabulous! This recipes sounds yummy!

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  • Zoe

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I don’t think I’ve really drunk ginger ale but this looks good, Amy! I hear you on photographing drinks, it can be tricky, though I’m learning and even gaining preferences as to how I photograph them – enough to even feel confident about giving tips sometimes. (I did so some time ago on Twitter with Maggie of She Let Them Eat Cake.) I’ll have to do my own food photography post someday with all my tips.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Zoe, You should, Zoe! I feel like I’m always trying to improve my food photography…it’s not my strong point.

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  • Celia

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Your recipe for ginger ale looks awesome. I’m always up for adding something unexpected to my beverages. Lemongrass.. yum!

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  • Miz Helen

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Miz Amy,
    This will soon be one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing a great drink!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week.
    Miz Helen

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  • Alta

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I definitely need to make this. Sounds so refreshing. So the bubbles don’t go away when you’re heating the sparkling water?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Alta, The Pellegrino is a separate ingredient from the filtered water. Mix the ginger syrup with the Pellegrino once it’s cooled. Bubbly and refreshing. :)

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  • claudia

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I feel the same way about pictures, I usually eat things before I have had time to take the pic, hahaha, Another thing that happens to me, is that some times i can’t take pictures with sunlight… and they look awful if i do not take them during the day.

    I love ginger. I just made a ginger-maple ice-cream a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn’t stop eating

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    Amy Reply:

    @claudia, I know – pics without sunlight never turn out well. I haven’t made ice cream with ginger in it but it sounds fabulous. :)

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  • KatieC

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Yum! I love ginger ale. I am always shocked when I order it at a restaurant or bar and the server unabashedly trots out half Coke/half Sprite, as if that’s anywhere close to what I’m expecting. Turkeys…

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  • Andrea

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Amy, your pictures turned out beautiful!
    I LOVE Ginger Ale… My dad was a pilot for AA for 32 years and I am flight attendant…needless to say I have been on airplanes ALL my life and my drink of choice has always been Ginger Ale… an airplane vacation just never seems right without one! However, I haven’t had a soda (or coke, where I’m from) in over 15 years!!!!! I can’t wait to try this recipe… I had fresh ginger in the fridge (I use it daily in some sort of beverage already, usually ginger mint mocktails!) and I immediately cut it up and have it steeping right now!!!!
    Thanks so much for your creativity!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Andrea, How do you make your ginger mint mocktails? I have fresh mint growing outside of my house. Sounds so good!

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  • Linda

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I’ve been making ginger/lemon iced tea all summer so I too have some ginger in the fridge. Never even considered making Ginger Ale, but I will now…thank you…always!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Linda, So good to hear from you, Linda. Was just thinking about you the other day. Hope all is going well. BTW – my dogs just love Lori. :)

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • InTolerantChef

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Ooh, this would be great with mint sprigs as well, yumm..

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  • Brandon

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Wow, I love ginger ale! You’re right about it being super hot here in Texas. Can’t wait to try this.

    BTW–according to nutrition data, ginger root is highly anti-inflammatory! http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2447/2

    Lowering inflammation in the body is a great way to decrease bodily heat, if only by a little bit. Every bit helps, in my opinion. :)

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    Amy Reply:

    @Brandon, Yes, love that ginger can help with achy joints and other health problems. Thanks for the link!

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  • Debi

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I love ginger ale! I am going to have to try this soon. While it hasn’t been quite as hot here, it’s still hot enough to want a nice cool quencher after walking through the door. :D

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  • Chris Pedersen

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Just looking at your lovely picture and reading the recipe is refreshing! I’ve got to make this. Thanks, Amy.

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  • Ricki

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Now why didn’t I think of this??? I haven’t had ginger ale in years because the ones you can buy contain either sugar or artificial sweeteners. I’ve been guzzling iced ginger-mint tea the past few weeks, which is great, but something a little different sounds even better! I can’t wait to try this. And your photo is lovely! :D

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    Amy Reply:

    @Ricki, I often wonder the same thing when I look at your recipes, Ricki. :) We’ve got a new stevia sweetened soda line in the States called Zevia…I haven’t been moved to buy any yet. Have you seen it in Canada?

    Hugs,
    Amy

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    Donna Reply:

    Don’t know if you’d had the chance to try Zevia yet, but it’s a favorite at our house! The ginger ale and the ginger root beer are personal favorites, along with their black cherry. I’ve been wanting to find a good stevia-sweetened recipe for ginger ale ever since I got a Soda Stream a couple of years ago. Yours looks like a great recipe! Thanks, Amy!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Donna, I haven’t; I want to though now that I’m not pregnant anymore. I stayed away from anything like that just in case. :) Thanks for the suggestion!!

  • kristine

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    neat idea! some days I love ginger and other days, I don’t… weird, i know! same with cilantro actually!

    anyways– love your site!

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    Amy Reply:

    @kristine, Thanks, Kristine! :) Not weird…just what works for you.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Lori @ Laurel of Leaves

    posted on July 28, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Yum! My husband especially loves ginger. Ginger Beer has been a treat for us to indulge in as we’ve been traveling in New Zealand, so I’m excited to make my own (healthy) Ginger Ale when we get back home!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Lori @ Laurel of Leaves, I hope you’re having an incredible trip, Lori!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy

    posted on July 30, 2011 at 7:06 am

    That sounds yummy and easy!

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  • Christianne

    posted on July 31, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    This looks so refreshing and healthy! I don’t drink soft drinks however every once in a while during the holidays I might have a toast with ginger ale. This will certainly be MY new brew! Thanks Amy for another summer delight!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Christianne, I don’t do soda either – generally my body doesn’t like the carbonation. But, I do enjoy a tall glass of this ginger ale on really hot days. So good to hear from you!!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Heidi

    posted on August 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I have made one batch so far – omitted lemongrass since the store I went to did not stock it. (Will go elsewhere next shopping trip). I ended up doing a 2:1 for sparking water: syrup and I found it much more satisfying that way. Could be my tastebuds or else that I’m used to spicy ginger ale?? Either way, it was super refreshing indeedy. Thanks!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Heidi, That’s the great thing about this recipe…you can make it stronger or weaker to suit your tastes. My ginger ale at 1:4 was really spicy – my syrup could have been stronger. The important thing is that you found what works for you. :)

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Iris

    posted on August 14, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Thanks for the link love! This sounds like a great way to get my ginger in…

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  • Megan's Cookin'

    posted on August 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

    This sounds so refreshing and so easy to make. I think I’ll try a batch for the Labor Day camping trip.

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  • Kim of Mo'Betta

    posted on September 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Just stumbled upon your blog while searching for sugar free ginger beer recipes. This sounds really easy and refreshing, can’t wait to give it a try and peruse your blog! (My husband is diabetic – so always looking for good SF recipes the whole family will enjoy!)

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    Amy Reply:

    @Kim of Mo’Betta, So glad you found my site, Kim! :) Hope you love this as much as I do.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Theresa

    posted on September 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Hi, LOVE your site and recipes!!!! This recipe sounds so yummy as i love ginger and lemongrass!! My son is hooked on soda and drinks it everyday! I know that it is no good. so i need to come up with drink alternatives. i am really concerned for my son. he goes for several days without drinking water. and just drinks soda and milk. he’s twenty two years old so trying to control what he drinks is a challenge!! If it doesn’t taste good he will not drink it! no reguard for health issues. so i think if i come up with good tasting, good for you, i might stand a chance to show him drinks can taste good and be good for you. any more suggestions? Thanks, Theresa

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  • kate

    posted on February 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    this looks fabulous – I am trying to cut out all diet sodas – tricky for me! I have a batch steeping on the stovetop as we speak and will use it with soda water from my Soda Stream.

    Looking forward to making mine super spicy and NOT buying any more diet gingerale from the store! Thanks for the creative recipe.

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  • Gina

    posted on March 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Could I make extra ginger syrup and store it in the fridge so I have it available when I want it? I’m trying to find a better alternative to sprite for my occasional upset stomach.

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  • Kimberly

    posted on April 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I just made this and cant wait for it to cool so we can drink it! What do you do with the leftover ginger? I would hate to just toss it out, is it still usable?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Kimberly, What do you mean by the leftover ginger?

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  • Hope

    posted on October 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

    How long will the ginger syrup keep in the fridge and/or could it be frozen?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Hope, I keep mine a few days. I guess you could freeze it; I’ve never tried. Let me know if you do.

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  • Miachel (Spiced Curiosity)

    posted on May 23, 2013 at 10:12 am

    This looks so good. My boyfriend is a big fan of Ginger Ale, so I’ll surprise him with it this weekend!

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  • Alisa

    posted on May 23, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Oh my gosh, you use lemongrass, too!! I’m in heaven.

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  • S Venkat

    posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    You are so god send! I have been trying to lose weight and get off sugary sodas. Though Splenda (Sucralose) based sodas are available, the stuies on Sucralose are still inconclusive. This ginger ale is so easy to make and so tasty that its unbelievable. Used stevia powder (the bulk stevia powder from Amazon). I didn’t include the lemongrass, but without it itself, this one is a rocker! This even makes me not crave ice cream/sugary dessert, which I crave every night. Thanks a lot!

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