Skinny Homemade Ginger Ale

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A homemade fizzy drink you can feel good about!

ginger ale

Let’s face it: kicking the soda habit can be hard. If you’re having trouble getting rid of the routine completely, why not trying making your own fizzy drinks at home!  Cue our recipe for homemade skinny ginger ale! By using sparkling water, homemade ginger syrup, and lime juice, you can create a healthy drink that tastes even better than store-bought versions!

Fresh ginger has a taste unlike any other – sweet, spicy, and just a hint of citrus. In this recipe, we chop fresh ginger root and mix it with turbinado sugar and water. This mixture is brought to a boil and then reduced until a caramel color “syrup” is formed. Once this syrup is cooled, it can be mixed with sparkling water to create an amazing homemade ale recipe.

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Skinny Homemade Ginger Ale

This homemade ginger ale is the tasty and skinny version of the store-bought kind and is so much better for your body.
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 8 fluid ounces
Course Drinks
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


Ginger Syrup

  • 1 cup ginger freshly chopped
  • 1 cup raw turbinado sugar
  • 3 cups water

Ginger Ale

  • 3 tablespoons ginger syrup
  • 8 fluid ounces sparkling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • dash of bitters optional


  • Place the roughly chopped ginger in a blender or food processor. Pulse until ginger is even more finely chopped.
  • In a saucepan, combine ginger, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for approximately 90 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half (stirring occasionally) The syrup will be a deep caramel color.
  • Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • To make ginger ale, combine 3 Tablespoons of ginger syrup, 8 fluid oz of sparkling water, ½ tsp lime juice (or more to taste). Stir and serve over ice.


You can always add more or less ginger syrup to your liking!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 8fluid ounces | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.3g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 9mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 14.4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

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