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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
Keyword beverage, classic, detox, digestion, drinks, easy, ginger, healthy, homemade, lemon, plant-based, recipe, traditional, vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Creator Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea


  • 6 cups fresh water
  • 2 cups chopped + peeled ginger roots
  • 1 cup organic brown sugar (I use Sugar in the Raw; See Notes!)
  • 3 medium lemons, sliced
  • seltzer water (I use La Croix)
  • 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 sliced lemons 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. Sip and Enjoy!

Tips | Notes:

STORAGE: 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.**

SWEETENER: You can always use maple syrup, ‘honey’, agave instead of using brown sugar. This makes for a more subtle sweet taste. For vegan 'honey', use Bee Free Honee, click link.