Cheat’s ginger beer

Prep: 10 mins No cook


Serves 6

Create a wonderfully refreshing alcohol-free summer spritz with only four ingredients - make as spicy as you like

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal113
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars27g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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  • 100g ginger, scrubbed and roughly chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 lemon, chopped



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1-litre bottle chilled lemonade or sparkling water, to serve


  1. Put the ginger and lemon in a bowl, pour over 300ml water and blitz with a hand blender until very smooth. Strain through a sieve into a bowl, then press the pulp to remove as much liquid as you can. Add the sugar to the bowl and blitz again.

  2. Decant into a bottle. Chill until ready to use. Add the lemonade or sparkling water to dilute before serving.

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Comments (8)

Victoria_Jane's picture

I made this with spring water but felt the lemon overpowered the ginger, added a small teaspoon of honey to the glass to sweeten it. Worked perfectly. Will be trying rest with lemonade.

SproutLover's picture

Wow, this is lovely and so simple to make, very refreshing.

nurturebird's picture

Yum Yum! Easy - Delicious - Impressive .... splendid.

nurturebird's picture

This is delicious. I kept it in the fridge for over 2 weeks and it was still great.

jean594's picture

Very easy to make, my 11 year old son made it really and loves it

lurwin's picture

Really nice, didn't bother with the sugar, as thought there'd be enough in the lemonade itself, lovely and refreshing!

silverleaf's picture

marvellous. so easy and quick. mixed with apple juice and elderflower . any way.

rbrowitt's picture

Gorgeous fresh lemon and ginger taste and really quick and easy to make. We tried it with sparkling water and couldn't get rid of the strong sparkling water taste, so tried it with lemonade and it was divine. I'll certainly be making lots more using this recipe.

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