Even though you can look at the shelves in any supermarket and find various brands of ginger ale, making your own creates an entirely different (and remarkably better) taste. You can make a 2-liter bottle of fresh ginger ale straight from the ginger as long as you have the right ingredients.
Method 1 of 3:
1Gather your ingredients. Here's what you'll need to make ginger ale using the old-fashioned method:
- 1 cup (225 g) sugar
- 2 tablespoons (30 g) freshly grated ginger root
- Juice of one lemon
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.6 g) fresh granular baker's yeast
- Cold, pure water
2Add 1 cup of sugar to a bottle through a dry funnel. Leave the funnel in place until all the steps are complete and you are ready to cap the bottle.
3Measure out 1/4 teaspoon of fresh granular active baker's yeast. Use any brand that you might buy in the health food store.
4Add the yeast through the funnel into the bottle. Shake the bottle to disperse the yeast grains into the sugar granules.
5Grate the ginger root on a fine cutting grater to produce 2 tablespoons of grated root. Use the side of the grater with the finest teeth.
6Place the grated ginger in a measuring cup.