Homemade Ginger Ale

Ginger ale is an old standby to help an upset stomach. Ginger has anti-inflammatory agents that settle nausea and help constipation. Rather than go with the store-bought kind, try making it at home with this tasty recipe.

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  • 2 cups ginger
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 quart club soda
  • 1 lime


First, you’ll need to make a ginger syrup. Combine the ginger, 2 cups of the sugar, and the water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until syrupy or reduced by half, for 40 to 50 minutes. The syrup will thicken as it cools so don’t over-reduce it. Strain the syrup and reserve the ginger. To make ginger ale, fill four 8-ounce glasses with club soda. Pour 2 tablespoons of the ginger syrup down the side of each glass. Garnish with a lime wedge on the rim of each glass.