Fresh Ginger Sparkler

Yield: About 2 quarts/liters

Fresh Ginger Sparkler


  • 3/4 C. roughly chopped fresh ginger (do not need to peel it)
  • 3/4 C. (185 ml) honey
  • 3/4 C. (185 g) sugar
  • 2 C. (500 ml) water (divided)
  • 3-4 lemons (for 2 T. zest and 1/3 C./80 ml juice)
  • 1 1/4 C. (300 ml) orange juice
  • 1-2 oranges (for 2 T. zest)
  • 4 C. (1 liter) sparkling water
  • Optional garnish: 1 lemon and 1 orange


  1. Combine the chopped ginger, honey, sugar, and 1 C. water in a saucepan. Heat just to boiling to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Grate 2 T. each of lemon and orange zest. Add to mixture.
  3. Squeeze 1/3 C. lemon juice from lemons. Add to mixture along with orange juice and remaining 1 C. water.
  4. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for 1-3 days, or freeze for use later.
  5. To serve, pour mixture through a sieve into a pitcher. If you'd like to garnish the drink, thinly slice 1 lemon and 1 orange and add to pitcher along with the sparkling water. Serve over ice.

One Comment

  1. 8-30-2017

    I found this recipe over a year ago and have been making it OFTEN. We were trying to stop drinking soft drinks…I use honey/sugar/stevia, and I KNOW how much sugar is in my drink when I make it myself. If you use really sweet oranges, and only one lemon, you can get away with less sweetner. We have inexpensive fresh ginger where we live too (Peru). GRACIAS!

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