Slow Cooker Ginger Ale

Forget buying ginger ale in the store! Once youʼve had this slow cooker version, youʼll never drink store-bought again.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 6 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup grated ginger
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • Water or Club soda


  • Add the water and sugar to a 3-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. During the last hour of cooking, prop the lid open on the side by ½" for the steam to escape.
  • Turn off the heat. Add the ginger. Cover and let the water come to room temperature on its own.
  • Add the lemon juice. Strain the mixture through a strainer. Store in a tight-lidded bottle in the refrigerator.
  • Add water or club soda before serving.