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Ginger beer served in a bottle and a glass

Homemade ginger beer

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • 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

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving (6)
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal119
low infat0g
saturates0g
carbs30g
sugars29g
fibre0.1g
protein0.1g
salt0.09g
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Ingredients

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

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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

  • STEP 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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