Ginger Ale can be easily bought in many stores. But this Ginger Ale is usually very sweet and has only a weak ginger taste. You can easily make your own Ginger Ale according to your wishes. The procedure is very similar to making ginger tea. Cut an approximately one inch piece from your ginger root and peel it. Then grate it straight into a kettle. Pour a small amount of water over the grated ginger and wait for a few minutes. Filter, add sugar and let it cool. Add cold water with or without gas, and lemon or orange juice.