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March 4, 2014

Ginger Ale {Sugar-Free}

Sugar-Free Ginger Ale concentrated syrup - quick, easy and delicious

So, the other day I shared with you how to RE-CYCLE A VINEGAR BOTTLE and I promised to tell what I have filled it with ...

Delicious, and oh so refreshing Ginger Ale which is also Sugar-Free ! Now, that's a recipe worth the wait, don't you think?  I made some SPARKLING MINT LEMONADE recently, and just afterwards, Dimitri asked when am I going to make some Ginger Ale...




Well, on that same day I was doing my usual rounds on the internet {also known as stalking!} and found this recipe on one of our local magazine's digital recipe sites. I took it to be a sign, as I haven't seen a Ginger Ale recipe for ages, and immediately got everything together to whip up a batch.

I actually made two batches, mine and Cheri's = Sugar-Free and instead of using Stevia, I used 4 cups of Sugar to make a batch for Roy and Dimitri. To me, both taste the same, but, yes, they can apparently taste the difference between real sugar and Stevia {which is also a natural, organic sweetener, but try telling them that!}

GINGER ALE {SUGAR-FREE}

approximately 1.25 liter {undiluted syrup}

INGREDIENTS:

1 liter Water
1 cup Fresh Ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1 cup Stevia Sweetener {or your favorite}  --- or substitute with 4 cups Sugar ---
Grated Peel of 1 Lemon
Juice of 1 Lemon

Soda Water or Sparkling Water to top up

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Place the Water, Ginger, Sweetener and grated Lemon Peel in a large saucepan - bring to the boil and then lower heat to medium - simmer 20 minutes.
2.) Remove from heat, let cool completely and transfer to a sealed container - refrigerate at least two days {or more - the longer the better}.
3.) Add the Lemon Juice and stir well - pour the syrup through a strainer and discard the pieces.
4.) Pour 2 - 4 TB of the Syrup into a tall glass and top up with Soda Water or Sparkling Water and ice - serve well chilled.
5.) Keep syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


Sugar-Free Ginger Ale concentrated syrup - quick, easy and delicious


13 comments:

  1. Good Morning Linda, I love Ginger Ale and I have often thought about making my own. Now seeing your recipe, I am definitely going to be trying it.
    Thank you for showing how easy it is to make home made Ginger Ale.
    Best wishes
    Daphne

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  2. I love ginger ale, I have never made my own what a good idea. I will have to get brave and test this out.

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  3. Where was this when I was pregnant I lived on ginger ale, yum!

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  4. Not only does your recipe look delicious the bottle is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning Now.

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  5. I love ginger ale, one of my favorite drinks. I never thought to make my own, thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  6. I'm trying to cut out drinking sodas so this is a perfect alternative that it just what I need when mine or my fiance's stomach is upset. Thanks for the great share!

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  7. THANK YOU for this recipe!!! I love ginger ale but stopped drinking soda a few years back - DIY is definitely the way to go. You'll definitely be hearing from me in the (near) future with results! ;)

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  8. I love Ginger Ale and this looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. I absolutely love ginger ale! But I try not to drink too much soda b/c of the sugar...so score for me! Thank you for linking, Linda.
    P.S. love the bottle!

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  10. I know a few folks who are sticklers for their ginger ale and who would LOVE This recipe! Thanks for sharing and for linking up over at Tell it To Me Tuesday!

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  11. Hello, I just found you. Thrilled. Going to try the ginger ale recipe soon. I was wondering if you'd done a root beer recipe. I'm on my phone and don't see a search engine. I tried looking through several sub catagories but my hands are swollen so it started to hurt. If you haven't created a root beer recipe I hope you will soon. This page is fantastic. I'm not a great cook. I'm disabled and been put on a very restricted diet. Gluten free, which takes all my comfort foods away. My husband has Ulcerative Colitis. I want us both eating healthy but enjoying it. I'm going to be gathering recipes to try on days I can be on my feet. I've seen so many that look like we will love eating them. Thank you for putting up this blog. I'm going to share it with my in laws. My husband's mom is an avid crafter, gardener and her husband loves to experiment with new meals all the time. My husband's step mom is a baker. Boy she's good. We attack her deserts and try to bring them home at the holidays. But she also likes discovering new meal ideas. This is definitely going to make dinner much more exciting.

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    1. I am glad you enjoy reading With A Blast ! I am not sure what root beer is and also do not think it is available in South-Africa but I hope you found some other drink recipes to try :-) (replying here as your e-mail is not attached to your comment)

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