Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale

Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale

When it comes to this Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale recipe, it's all about the spicy ginger flavor paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon. You can add a bit of fizz for a nice bubbly traditional ginger ale or keep things simple by drinking this Lemon-Ginger drink without any tweaks. Overall, this recipe is completely natural, easy to make, and perfect for any day or season.

Course: Drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Steep Time 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Creator Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea


  • 2-3 medium ginger roots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 6 cups water
  • 1-1 1/2 cups organic brown sugar (Can also use honey or agave instead)
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • seltzer water
  • lemon wedges, optional


  1. In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add chopped ginger root and slice ginger and boil for 20 minutes.

  2. After 20 minutes, turn off the heat and cover ginger-lemon mixture steep for about 25-30 minutes to ensure that flavors are fully infused and potent.

  3. Once fully steeped, stir in brown sugar (adjust based on how sweet you'd prefer it to be) and carefully remove ginger roots and lemon from the liquid. **Don't discard of scraps just yet!**

  4. Pour liquid into a medium or large pitcher and add a few of the ginger-lemon scraps to the pitcher to keep taste potent. 

  5. To make Lemon Ginger Ale: Add ice to a glass, fill 3/4 of the glass with the Lemon-Ginger mixture, pour seltzer water over the mixture and add a lemon wedge as garnish, if desired. Repeat for every serving.

  6. Enjoy!

Tips | Notes:

Lemon-Ginger mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. **Can be made as a traditional Ginger Ale or enjoyed without the fizz.**