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Ginger Ale (Sugar-Free)

Ginger Ale (Sugar-Free) is a concentrated syrup. Quick, easy and delicious on a hot Summer’s day – just add Soda or Sparkling Water!

Ginger Ale (Sugar-Free)

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 is a recipe worth the wait, don’t you think?

I made some Sparkling Mint Lemonade recently, and just afterwards, my son asked when am I going to make some Ginger Ale.

Ginger Ale (Sugar-Free)

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 have not seen a Ginger Ale recipe for ages, and immediately got everything together to whip up a batch.

Ginger Ale (Sugar-Free)

I actually made two batches, mine and my daughter’s: Sugar-Free ! And instead of using Stevia, I used 4 cups of Sugar to make a batch for hubby and and my son.

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)

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Ginger Ale (Sugar-Free)


Ginger Ale (Sugar-Free)

Ginger Ale (Sugar-Free)

Yield: 5 cups syrup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 days
Total Time: 2 days 25 minutes

Ginger Ale (Sugar-Free) is a concentrated syrup - quick, easy and delicious on a hot Summer's day - just add Soda or Sparkling Water !



  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 cup Fresh Ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Stevia Sweetener, **see note below*
  • 1 Lemon, juice and grate the peel


  • Soda Water or Sparkling Water to top up


  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 tablespoons of the Syrup into a tall glass and top up with Soda Water or Sparkling Water and ice – serve well chilled


  • Substitute the Stevia with 4 cups Sugar for a non Sugar-Free concentrate
  • Keep syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator
Nutrition Information
Yield 80 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

Nutrition value is not always accurate Based on 2 tablespoons of syrup used

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Monday 22nd of November 2021

Do you add the lemon juice after it’s been refrigerated 2 days ?

Linda Nortje

Monday 22nd of November 2021

Yes you do, Sue - add the lemon juice as per instruction #3 Enjoy !

John Lomax

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

When you say stevia , is it pure white stevia powder or a proprietary brand with additions,

Linda Nortje

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

John, you can use any powder (with or without additions, although I prefer the NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Powder)


Friday 4th of March 2016

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.

Linda Nortje

Saturday 5th of March 2016

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)

Sweet Silly Sara

Wednesday 19th of March 2014

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!

Michelle Meche

Thursday 13th of March 2014

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

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