Ginger beer served in a bottle and a glass

Ginger beer

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus cooling

Easy

Serves 4-6

Enjoy this fiery ginger beer at a family barbecue or pour into a bottle for a picnic. It's made by cooking up a ginger cordial and topping up with soda water

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving (6)

  • kcal119
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars29g
  • fibre0.1g
  • protein0.1g
  • salt0.09g
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Ingredients

  • 200g ginger, thickly sliced
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

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

  • 2 large lemons, peeled and juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 100g light brown muscovado sugar
  • ice
  • 1 litre soda or sparkling water
  • mint sprigs, to serve
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

Method

  1. Put 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.

  2. Strain the syrup into a jug through a sieve lined with muslin. At this stage, you can transfer the syrup to a small sterilised bottle or jar and keep in the fridge for up to two weeks

  3. Pour the ginger syrup into a large serving jug. 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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