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Ginger Beer

Yield

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 32 ounces soda water, chilled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 146
  • fat 0.3 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 42 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 67 mg
  • calcium 9 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine ginger, 2 cups water, turbinado sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat, and simmer for 45 minutes. Cool completely; strain ginger syrup through a fine sieve. For each serving of ginger beer, combine 2 ounces ginger syrup, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and 8 ounces chilled soda water in a tall glass.