Serves 6

Homemade Ginger Tiger Ale

There's nothing quite like homemade ginger ale made with this delicious fresh syrup and a little soda water. After making the syrup, you can use the Ginger Tiger pieces for toppings or mixing with yoghurt or ice cream.


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups of peeled and chopped fresh Ginger Tiger
  • 1½ cups of sugar
  • The peel of 1 lemon (yellow only, no white pith)
  • 1½ litre bottle of soda water
  • Ice cubes


  1. Place the water, chopped Ginger Tiger, and lemon peel in a heavy saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the sugar and bring back to the boil, stirring continuously.
  4. Boil for a further 15 minutes to reduce the syrup to about 3 cups of liquid.
  5. Cool slightly and strain through a sieve.
  6. When cold, pour into an airtight container and chill in the refrigerator. The syrup will keep for up to a week. The remaining Ginger Tiger pieces can be stored in the same way.
  7. To serve, place ice cubes into a glass and pour one part syrup to four parts soda water, using more or less according to your taste (like you would with cordial).