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Fiery Ginger Ale Concentrate

I like ginger ale, but most commercial examples are just too darned sweet for me. By mixing this syrup with soda water, I can dial it in exactly the way I like. And yes...ginger and cinnamon.
This recipe first appeared in EveryDayCook.
Photo by Lynne Calamia
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


  • 4.4 ounces crystallized ginger, coarsely chopped
  • 1 stick cinnamon, lightly crushed
  • 20 fluid ounces water


  • Bring to a boil over high heat and keep it there for 2 minutes. Then, kill the heat and allow to steep for an hour.
  • Strain out the solids, cool completely, and refrigerate in a sealed container for up to a month.
  • When you desire a glass of refreshing goodness, simply mix 2 fluid ounces syrup with 6 to 8 fluid ounces of cold sparkling water. If you’re feeling especially naughty and don’t have anywhere to go, mix 2 fluid ounces of syrup with 2 fluid ounces vodka and top off with the soda.