I've been meaning to make Ginger Ale ever since I received a food request from Shallah in February. I know, I know, it's been a long time since February and i'm not even sure if Shallah will come back to check it out... but here it is anyway!
Making your own Ginger Ale is fairly easy. All you've got to do is to make your own ginger syrup and mix it with your carbonated water of choice. I personally like Schweppes since I can always count on its "gas content". I tried other local brands of sparkling water but the fizz just didn't quite get there. You might also notice in the picture below that i used Schweppes tonic water instead. I guess it's a sign of aging when i'm starting to enjoy a hint of bitterness to my Ginger Ale, hahaaaa, sad.
But anyhoo, this simplified recipe is a great alternative to the proper way of making Ginger Ale which requires yeast and fermentation. But if you're interested, here's a great page with step-by-step pictures that'll give you a better-tasting one which might also yield some alcohol depending on your fermentation process. I'm not daring enough to try this, but let me know if you do!