Menu

DIY: Homemade Ginger Syrup to make Ginger Ale

  • DIY Ginger Syrup for Ginger Ale
  • DIY Ginger Syrup for Ginger Ale
  • Details
  • Related Items

DIY Ginger Syrup for Ginger Ale
Ginger Ale is a wonderful drink and it’s used as a base for so many fantastic cocktails. Vernor’s Ginger Ale is about the only thing I’ve found with enough ginger flavor but it’s very, very sweet. With the recipe below I can make my own ginger syrup to use in my Sodastream and control the ginger flavor and the sweetness.

Ingredients

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup palm sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 cups water
4 oz peeled and sliced ginger (about 6-7 oz whole fresh ginger)
2 tsp cardamom pods
1 tsp whole allspice
1 tsp peppercorns
3 ea. star anise pods

Directions

In a small pot, combine the sugars with the water and add the peeled and sliced ginger. If you have it use palm sugar, but you can also use 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup white .

Toast the whole spices in a saute pan until they just begin to brown and become fragrant. Add them to the sugar and water mixture and bring it to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes and then turn off the heat.

Allow to steep until cool. At this point you can strain it into a clean container and store it in the refrigerator. Chill.

DIY Ginger Syrup for Ginger AleStart with 2 Tbsp of syrup with 12 oz soda water and some ice. Adjust the amount of syrup to your liking.

Adapted from and thanks to FormerChef.com
Maw Maw's Slaw

Maw Maw’s Slaw with Ginger-Soy Dressing

Emeril Lagasse’s Maw Maw made cole slaw this way and it became one of Emeril’s favorites to have with his Baby Back Ribs. He was all about the BBS during a 2004 appearance on Good …

Bloody Mary

Emeril’s Bloody Mary Mix

In our Mid-Century Home we love a good Bloody Mary. Whether it’s for a special Sunday brunch or just kicking back on the patio, this is one of our favorite legal adult beverages. No one …

Orange Soda

DIY: Homemade Orange Soda

Tired of corn syrup and artificial flavor? Lusting for the real thing? Try making it yourself! Make orange syrup and mix with seltzer as-needed rather than a big batch at once. Ingredients 1 cup fresh …

Sesame Chicken Nuggets with Ginger Dressing

Parties are great fun for the guests, but not always for the host. By the time you’re through worrying about food, drinks and everyone’s coats, the party’s over! During the 1996 holiday season, Good Morning …