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Ginger Ale

Ginger Ale

Adapted from here.
Servings 20 servings
Author Brandon Matzek


  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 oz. peeled and sliced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons green cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns


  1. To a medium saucepan, add light brown sugar, white sugar, water, ginger, cardamom, allspice and black peppercorns. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugars. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Take the mixture off of the heat and let sit for 1 hour.
  2. Pour the liquid through a fine mesh basket strainer into a large bowl. Discard the solids.
  3. To serve, add Ginger Ale syrup to a glass filled with ice (to taste, 1 - 2 oz ish). Top off with soda water and gently stir to combine. Store syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.