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How To Prepare Ginger Beer

How To Prepare Ginger Beer

Originally, ginger beer was an alcoholic brew made from fermented ginger, sugar, and water, however, many of today’s commercial ginger beers have less than .5% alcohol and are classified as non-alcoholic.

It originates from England where ginger, water, sugar, and sometimes lemon were fermented and brewed with a starter culture that resulted in a drink with about 11% alcohol.

How To Prepare Ginger Beer

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

200g ginger, thickly sliced or grated

2 large lemons, peeled and juiced

75g golden caster sugar

100g light brown muscovado sugar

1 litre soda or sparkling water

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE GINGER BEER

Place the ginger in a saucepan set over a low heat with the lemon peel, sugars and 500ml water and stir until the sugars have dissolved.

Increase the heat to medium, then simmer for 15-20 mins, or until reduced and syrupy. Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.

Strain the syrup into a jug through a sieve lined with muslin or clean cloth..Tip in the lemon juice, fill with ice and top up with the soda water. Serve garnished with a few mint sprigs.

 

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How To Prepare Ginger Beer

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Nutrition facts: 1 calories 0 gram fat
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Ingredients

  • 200g ginger, thickly sliced or grated
  • 2 large lemons, peeled and juiced
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 100g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 litre soda or sparkling water

Instructions

  • Place the ginger in a saucepan set over a low heat with the lemon peel, sugars and 500ml water and stir until the sugars have dissolved.
  • Increase the heat to medium, then simmer for 15-20 mins, or until reduced and syrupy. Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.
  • Strain the syrup into a jug through a sieve lined with muslin or clean cloth..Tip in the lemon juice, fill with ice and top up with the soda water. Serve garnished with a few mint sprigs.

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