Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer Recipe
Photo: Petrina Tinslay


Makes 8 to 10 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 5.95 mg
Calories 167.84
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 44.19 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fat 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Iron 0.18 mg
Protein 0.4 mg
Satfat 0.01 g
Sodium 1.57 mg


4 lemons
1 orange
3/4 cup roughly chopped fresh ginger
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups orange juice
4 cups sparkling mineral water, chilled


Grate 2 tablespoons each of lemon and orange zest. Squeeze 1/3 cup lemon juice from 3 of the lemons. Set aside. In a food processor, pulse the ginger, honey, and sugar until just combined. Add the orange and lemon juices and process. Transfer to a large lidded container. Add the orange and lemon zests and 2 cups of boiling water and stir until the sugar dissolves. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours and up to 5 days. To serve, strain the ginger-beer base into a pitcher. Thinly slice the remaining lemon and orange to form circles. Add the slices and mineral water to the pitcher and stir. Serve over ice.


Emma Knowles,

August 2005
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