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{homemade ginger ale syrup}

Summer is finally here and it's time for some summerly drinks!
I love ginger ale, but it's not really cheap in Germany (I don't know why it's more expensive than other soft drinks over here..). So, we treat ourselves only every now and then to some gingerly goodness.

A few weeks ago I thought, why not make my own ginger ale?! It's so much healthier and you know exactly what's in it! So, today was the day! I finally have TIME again! Yay!

Just for the ones wondering how things went with my bachelor thesis defense (or verbal exam) yesterday:
I passed! I am now a proud "owner" of a bachelor of science. :)

But more on the ginger ale..

{homemade ginger ale syrup}
It turned out pretty yummy! Though, next time I would use a little less sugar (and possibly the brown version), more ginger and may let it simmer a little longer for it to get a more syrupy consistency.

{homemade ginger ale syrup}

INGREDIENTS
1 cup thinly sliced fresh ginger
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
limes (optional)

PREPARATION
Bring the sugar and water to a boil and let simmer until the sugar dissolves. Stir occasionally. Add the cut ginger and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
Let cool slightly before straining the syrup into a bottle or jar with a lid.
Add the syrup to a glass of club soda, squeeze in a lime wedge and voilà - yummy ginger ale! ;)

I found the recipe here: wikihow.com

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48 Kommentare

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    Missy
    Dienstag, der 5. Juli 2011 at 19:45

    Thank you for the recipe! I am stopping on my way home tomorrow to get ginger! This sounds so amazing.

    ~Missy

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    Mel
    Dienstag, der 5. Juli 2011 at 19:49

    Oooh! This weekend I tried a house-ginger & whiskey at a local bar, and just fell madly in love with it. I wonder if this is what they did … If so, I might not drink anything else ever again :)

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    Ruth
    Dienstag, der 5. Juli 2011 at 20:12

    This looks delicious! Especially with the lime added! I'm posting a drink on my blog this week too when I get around to it – but of a different flavour, and don't want to say so it is a surprise when I do!

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    Tina
    Dienstag, der 5. Juli 2011 at 20:56

    That looks very yummy and refreshing! Would you not like to share it with us this week on *PicStory*? You are warmly welcome :) So if you like…. :)

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Dienstag, der 5. Juli 2011 at 22:20

    @ Missy: Unfortunately I couldn't reply in an email and I hope you're still reading this.. :)
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I hope your ginger ale turns out yummy! xoxo

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    Ashley
    Dienstag, der 5. Juli 2011 at 22:26

    this looks great!!! so pretty:) and im sure delicious

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    Brandi
    Dienstag, der 5. Juli 2011 at 22:56

    Oh, this looks so refreshing! Thank you for the recipe! and congratulations on receiving your Bachelors!

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    Seaweed and Raine
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 00:40

    Thanks for the recipe! It looks so delicous – I can't wait for summer to get here! I might have to do a trial run when spring arrives with some warm weather ;)

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    iram
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 05:20

    i am sooo trying this ,wana ask some thing for how many days it can be stored in fridge ?my email artscraftsnhobbies at yahoo dot com

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    Jenni Price illustration
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 05:28

    Congrats Vanessa on passing your exam! Thanks for letting us know how it went :)

    Jenni

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    sensitiveeconomist
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 13:03

    This looks great! I will use agave instead of sugar for a no-refined-sugar treat! Thanks for the idea.

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    cheartstrings
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 13:51

    Just discovered your blog and love it. Thanks for sharing such a great idea for us ginger ale lovers!

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    Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 13:55

    This sounds amazing! I know my family would love this because they are big fans of Ginger Ale. Thank you for sharing–your packaging is awesome too.
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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    Cherished Bliss
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 14:12

    Yum!! I'll have to try this. Thanks for linking up!

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    F
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 16:58

    Hello Vanessa!

    This looks so nice and fresh! Do you know how long can I keep the ginger syrup in my frigde? Thank you!

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    The Paper Plume
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 17:25

    Are you serious?! How simple! One of my favorite mixed drinks is called a Captain and Ginger. Looks like I'll never be without the Ginger again. Do you think it would be the same with powder? Thanks!

    http://www.thepaperplume.com

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    Leah
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 17:35

    This sounds so good! I love making my own syrups for soda, and now I'll have to add ginger ale to the list.

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    PJ @ Home Decor Accents | Outdoor Garden Decor
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 18:14

    Hey Congrats! I knew you would pass. Did you go out and celebrate? Thanks for the recipe, it sounds really good.

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    Katie
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 19:36

    Wow–this is great. I've marked this on pinterest since (unfortunately) I had to take down this link from the link party. :( We are a craft only link party.

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    Ms Bibi
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 19:43

    What a great and easy recipe. I love Ginger Ale and I never thought it would be so easy to make.

    Hope you can come and share it at Foodie Wednesday
    http://www.dailyorganizedchaos.com/meatballs-stroganoff/

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    Pudel-design
    Mittwoch, der 6. Juli 2011 at 21:11

    Hmm, klingt gar nicht soo kompliziert.
    Das muss ich auch mal probieren;)
    Danke für das Rezept.
    Ganz liebe Grüße

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

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    Creating Sarah
    Donnerstag, der 7. Juli 2011 at 02:44

    Thanks for sharing! I've been looking for a homemade ginger ale recipe without alcohol in it and I'm so glad I finally found one. I'll definitely be trying this (and I'll link to you when I post it on my blog). Thanks again!

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Donnerstag, der 7. Juli 2011 at 20:57

    Thank you all for your kind words!! :)

    To the ones that I couldn't reach via email.. :)
    @ F: I am not exactly sure how long the syrup will keep fresh, since this was the first time trying the recipe. But since it only has sugar, water and ginger in it and ginger keeps fresh for a long time, I would say at least 2-3 weeks. I am sure you will be able to tell once it goes bad by looking at it or smelling it. :)

    @ Paula Jo: Thank you so much for believing in me! :) I went out with my family for dinner to celebrate on Monday. Unfortunately over here there is no graduation ceremony or anything. So that's all I get. Hehe

    @ Pudel-design: Ich danke Dir für Deine lieben Worte! Lass es mich wissen, falls Du das Rezept ausprobierst. :)

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    Tasha Anderson
    Donnerstag, der 7. Juli 2011 at 22:09

    Fabulous! What a chic beverage to serve! It's a must try!
    Thanks for joining the party! It's every Thursday Rain or Shine, pink or no pink…
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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    adventuresindinner
    Freitag, der 8. Juli 2011 at 00:13

    Looks delicious-so glad to hear about your degree success. I remember the stress of those days really well.

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    Karen @ THEBUSYBUG
    Freitag, der 8. Juli 2011 at 01:38

    Love this recipe…I will be making this this summer!!

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    Lisa
    Freitag, der 8. Juli 2011 at 02:23

    I make the same thing and love to take it to friends who are sick…it is especially great for mommas with morning sickness! Visiting from Tasha's linky! :}

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    Tasha Anderson
    Freitag, der 8. Juli 2011 at 16:13

    Vanessa, I am featuring your Ginger Ale Syrup today with a link and a wink back to you!
    have a great weekend!
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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    Liz
    Freitag, der 8. Juli 2011 at 22:56

    This looks so easy and a great gift. Thanks for sharing!

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    Patti
    Samstag, der 9. Juli 2011 at 14:45

    Looks delish…and I love how you packaged it..makes for a great hostess gift.

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    Kei
    Samstag, der 9. Juli 2011 at 15:29

    Wow, I had no idea that was so simple to make! Absolutely have to give that recipe a try!

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    Ann Marie | white house, black shutters
    Samstag, der 9. Juli 2011 at 20:39

    I love ginger ale but it seems like they all have high fructose corn syrup, which I try to avoid. I had no idea you could make a syrup like this for ginger ale, I am DEFINITELY trying this next week!

    I pinned your photo to pinterest for future reference, hope you don't mind! I'm also hosting a Summer Drink Week Link Party today over at my blog and I'd like to feature your post. I'd love it if you linked up your syrup, I'm sure my readers would love it! Thanks :)

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    Blogging by Pictures
    Montag, der 11. Juli 2011 at 02:44

    i shall have to try this… ginger is very good for nausea and i am in full swing with this pregnancy!

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    Jill
    Montag, der 11. Juli 2011 at 11:44

    Congrats on your batchelor of science! Great news!

    That ginger drink looks yummy!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    greenbean
    Montag, der 11. Juli 2011 at 13:29

    yummers!…this sounds delish!…

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    Lori@momsbyheart.net
    Montag, der 11. Juli 2011 at 17:30

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing on Momspiration Mondays!

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    Lucy Designs
    Dienstag, der 12. Juli 2011 at 02:23

    this sounds delish!

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    Ashley
    Dienstag, der 12. Juli 2011 at 04:51

    hey girl! I featured this on tell me tuesday:)thanks for linkin and feel free to come grab a button!!!
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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    Carissa
    Dienstag, der 12. Juli 2011 at 12:56

    this is awesome. Thanks for sharing. We've been exploring DIY soda recipes so I'm pinning this to come back to later.

    I found you through the Homemaker on a Dime blog hop and am your newest follower. Come check me out, too, if you're interested @ Carissa's Creativity Space

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    Condo Blues
    Freitag, der 15. Juli 2011 at 09:30

    I had homemade ginger ale at a local restaurant and wanted to know how they made it. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Gail
    Freitag, der 15. Juli 2011 at 19:56

    Congrats on passing your orals.
    Thanks for the ginger recipe; I never think of making stuff like this.

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    OnePerfectDay
    Sonntag, der 17. Juli 2011 at 08:25

    It sounds great!
    I'l be trying this.

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    Daffy's Dream
    Sonntag, der 17. Juli 2011 at 09:03

    Wow! I love this ginger syrup, thanks for sharing. Here in India, we make sugarcane,ginger and syrup. I also love the lemon flavor. I going try this out

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    Dawna
    Dienstag, der 19. Juli 2011 at 14:57

    Another good thing is you can make this with splenda (or whatever other sweetener you use) and make it good for diabetics or anyone who doesn't want sugar. Thanks for posting this and why I didn't think of it is beyond me.

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    Unknown
    Donnerstag, der 11. August 2011 at 05:47

    @Dawna – I never heard of making syrup with artificial sweetener. I thought that some form of sugar was essential to syrup
    How long will it keep? Until it grows mold on it, which will probably be at least six months, if you pour it boiling hot into sterilized jars, and cap immediately, then refrigerate.

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    Crystal Rassi
    Donnerstag, der 8. Dezember 2011 at 00:57

    I know you said you wanted to decrease the amount of sugar and I agree but then it doesn't turn out as syrupy. I'd try honey.

    Also, to Dawn, diabetics should not use sweeteners with aspartame in it. I'm not positive if Splenda is part of this group but aspartame can have detrimental effects for not only regular eaters, but diabetics as well. Stevia, or rapadura sugar is best for diabetics.

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    Sarah Grace from The Hem of His Garment
    Freitag, der 23. Dezember 2011 at 01:30

    So glad i found this! I’m about to make it right now. Just in time for Christmas! Ginger Ale is my favorite. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe! :)

    Blessings!

    P.S. How many ounces dose this make?

    thehemofhisgarment.wordpress.com

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