I love ginger and ale, and I love ginger ale. But I don't love super sugary drinks, and most ginger ale is rather sugary for my taste (my favorite store-bought brand has 59 g of sugar in a 20 oz serving!).
I did some rough calculations of the sugar content of my ginger ale, and it's about 37.5 g of sugar per 20 oz. This still seems rather sugary to me, so I'll be working on versions with less and less sugar moving forward; but for now, below is my recipe for a crisp and super simple homemade ginger ale.