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Homemade Gingerade Concentrate Recipe

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He likes to share his favorite recipes with his online readers.

Gingerade

Gingerade

Gingerade is a refreshing summer drink. The combination of ginger and lemon is not only healthy and immunity-boosting, it also helps to keep the body hydrated and cool during hot days.

This recipe makes a concentrate, which you will need to dilute with water or club soda to make a drink. Do try it and share your feedback below!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

25 min

45 min

12-15 servings

Ingredients

For the concentrate:

  • 1/4 cup ginger juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon or lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 lemon for juice to be added while making sugar syrup

For making a drink:

  • 3 tablespoons gingerade concentrate, or to taste
  • Crushed ice, as needed
  • Chilled water or club soda, as needed

Instructions

  1. Cut and squeeze the lemons or limes to extract 1/2 cup of juice. Strain the juice and add 1 tsp sugar. Stir and keep in the refrigerator.
  2. Peel and chop the ginger. Grind the ginger to a fine paste in a grinder. Do not use any water for grinding. Strain out the juice and keep in the refrigerator.
  3. In a pot, add 1 1/2 cups sugar, water, and the juice of 1 lemon. Keep it on medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to a boil. Remove from heat and let it cool down completely.
  4. Strain out the sugar juice in a large bowl. Add the ginger juice and lemon juice. Stir to mix well.
  5. Pour the gingerade concentrate into a glass bottle, close the cap, and store it in the refrigerator. This concentrate will keep well for up to one month.
  6. To make a glass of gingerade, add 3-4 tbsp of ice to a glass. Then pour in 3 tbsp or more of the gingerade concentrate. Fill the glass with chilled water or club soda, stir well, and serve.

Homemade Gingerade Concentrate Recipe

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 19, 2020:

You are welcome, Peggy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 17, 2020:

I never gave thought to how gingeraide was made. Thanks for the explanation and recipe.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 17, 2020:

Thank you, manatita

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 17, 2020:

It is a good drink anytime, Bill, but on a hot day, it is more than welcome. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 17, 2020:

Thank you, Pamela.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 17, 2020:

You are welcome, Linda. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 17, 2020:

Yes, Devika, ginger lends a nice flavour as well as provides health benefits. Thank you.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 16, 2020:

This recipe is worth a try and ginger adds a nice flavor to the unique concentrate

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 15, 2020:

I haven't drunk a ginger-based drink for a long time. I used to love gingerade when I was a child. Thank you for sharing the recipe, Rajan.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 15, 2020:

I never thought about making a drink quite lke this and it looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 15, 2020:

I have never had it, but it sounds delicious. I could have used it yesterday on one of our few hot days. Thanks for the suggestion, my friend.

manatita44 from london on July 15, 2020:

Lovely!

I grew up with this in the Caribbean. Used to love it a lot. Delicioso!