How to Make Homemade Ginger Ale

This Ginger Ale is a delicious, easy, natural drink that can be carbonated or mixed with club soda, or drink as is. Much better than store bought. Use honey for a great cold and throat soother.

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How to Make Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe
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Gather your ingredients and let's make some ginger ale!

Gather your ingredients and let's make some ginger ale!

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Peel and grate the fresh ginger.

Peel and grate the fresh ginger.

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In a 2 quart or larger pot, Stir together the ginger, water, lime juice, sugar and vanilla.

In a 2 quart or larger pot, Stir together the ginger, water, lime juice, sugar and vanilla.

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Bring the mixture to a boil then allow to simmer for 30-40 minutes.

Bring the mixture to a boil then allow to simmer for 30-40 minutes.

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Strain the mixture in a fine mesh strainer or through cheese cloth into a pitcher.

Strain the mixture in a fine mesh strainer or through cheese cloth into a pitcher.

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Press all of the good liquid through the strainer.  If using raw honey in place of sugar (for a great cold/cough remedy), then stir that into the liquid while it is hot so the honey can dissolve.

Press all of the good liquid through the strainer. If using raw honey in place of sugar (for a great cold/cough remedy), then stir that into the liquid while it is hot so the honey can dissolve.

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Chill the mixture.  Serve over ice if desired or as a warm beverage. Carbonate or add a splash of seltzer water or club soda for a sweet, refreshing drink.

Chill the mixture. Serve over ice if desired or as a warm beverage. Carbonate or add a splash of seltzer water or club soda for a sweet, refreshing drink.

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Makes approximately 2 quarts.

Makes approximately 2 quarts.

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