The ginger is washed well under a stream of cold water, then passed on a fine grater (if you have patience), or through a robot.
Take a large jar, put plain water, add caster sugar, ginger, yeast, cloves, turmeric and sliced lemons.
Mix with a wooden spoon to dissolve the sugar, tie the jar to the mouth with a clean gauze and leave the liquid to ferment for at least 3 days.
Strain the beer, pour it into bottles and keep it cold until serving time.
15 Cocktails Using Ginger Beer, Summer's Coolest Mixer
Whether you’re on the beach or raising a glass after work, these recipes will liven up your summer nights.
We all know (and love) the Moscow Mule, but it’s time to get more creative with this season’s trendy brew. With fruity flavors and vibrant colors, these ginger beer drinks are the perfect toast to summer. Cheers!
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Put your big girl pants on for this twist on a Moscow Mule, which mixes cranberry juice and and citrus flavors for a tart sip that will taste so refreshing all summer long.
Get the recipe at Vanilla and Bean.
If you reserve bourbon for cold winter nights, this cocktail might make you break it out for the summer time & mdash lemon juice makes the bourbon a little less potent, and ginger beer and club soda add an effervescence that’s just right for how summer days.
Get the recipe at Heather Christo.
A twist on the classic Paloma cocktail, these drinks call for ginger beer instead of club soda & mdash and that little bit of ginger flavor makes all the difference.
Get the recipe at A Saucy Kitchen.
Margaritas are great, and regular ol 'beeritas are nice, too. But swap in ginger beer for regular brews and you’ll get a fresh cocktail with just a little bit of bite. Yum.
Get the recipe at How Sweet It Is.
It's probably a cocktail first for you (it certainly was for us), but add apple butter to this beer-and-bourbon drink. It adds a caramelized spike you won't soon forget.
Get the recipe at One Sweet Mess.
Don't reserve this refreshing sip for the Kentucky Derby, especially when it only requires three ingredients & mdash and about two minutes & mdash to make. The ginger beer gives this classic drink a bubbly twist.
Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven.
Planning a party? Try this sparkling take on a summer sangria that you can make by the pitcher.
Get the recipe at Love & Olive Oil.
Summer is prime strawberry time, so we would be remiss to not include a cocktail that makes good use of the tasty berries and adds sweetness to the favorite ginger beer-cocktail.
Get the recipe at Cupcakes and Cutlery.
This gorgeous drink capitalizes on the fresh blackberries in season this summer, and with the option to use vodka, gin, or rum, the possibilities are endless. Might we suggest a different liquor for each batch?
Get the recipe at The Lemon Bowl.
Raise a glass to summer with this sunshine-colored cocktail.
1/8 oz vanilla bean bitters
2 oz Veglio Michelino and Figlio Moscato d'Asti
Add everything other than Moscato d'Asti in Boston shaker and shake. Strain over new ice and top with Moscato d'Asti.
Courtesy of Veglio Michelino e Figlio.
This delicious drink creatively combines ginger beer with apple cider and vodka. Top it with a cinnamon stick to cap off a cool summer evening, or easily transition into fall.
Get the recipe at JJ Begonia.
Step up your wine game by mixing it with vermouth and ginger beer. The triple-threat combo adds drama to a sparkling prosecco.
Fill glass with ice and then add the VOGA Prosecco, Pomegranate Juice, Sweet Vermouth and Ginger Beer. Add in a few cherries and mix well. Top with a single cherry and enjoy.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER:
Ginger is a root, and has been used as a natural remedy for upset stomach and nausea across many civilizations for hundreds of years. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and digestive aid. Studies show fresh ginger prevents and fights several types of cancer cells including breast, colon, ovarian, prostate, and lung cancer.
Ginger is also known for cleansing the body of toxic chemicals, as it is full of antioxidants. When fermented, ginger releases enzymes and probiotics, which help maintain a healthy gut microflora.
DRINK DRINKING WITHOUT ALCOHOL
Energizing and invigorating, this Ginger Beer with a tradition in Australia is produced from ginger root - an ingredient with many beneficial properties for the human body.
Ginger has a slightly energizing natural effect, stimulates circulation and relieves the effects of physical and mental asthenia.
Through the process of obtaining natural, these qualities are maintained and in addition it does not contain alcohol, dyes or artificial flavors.
It is consumed as such or as an ingredient in various cocktail recipes.
Ingredients: carbonated water, cane sugar, ginger (1.25%), natural flavors, acid (citric acid), yeast, preservatives, antioxidant.
None of the ingredients come from genetically modified crops.
Typical Romanian. I bought with 4.85 lei at the beginning of the year with free delivery at a minimum of 100 lei ordered. In the meantime, the price has reached 8 lei and the free delivery is from 150 lei. That's how it is in Romania, that's how we respect our clients. my sc
Elena Toma. Every time I bought it was the price. Now the price has already been exaggerated. I won't order anymore
The price is clear, exaggerated! :( SURE there are other more convenient suppliers (it's just an imported product, not your own brand)
I bought all the time. the last order arrived today. From 5 lei and something now 7.94. I'm sorry but this 44 bottle is the last order.
I frequently bought a box of Ginger Beer and Root Beer but unfortunately I will not buy anymore. The new price is too high.
Is it a mistake to display the price? It looks almost double compared to a month ago (when it was 4.49 RON).
Yeah. it became more expensive at SANOVITA than in the rest of Europe.
I ordered in November with 4.5 lei / piece, VAT included. Why about 2 lei more in January (at the promotional price because, if we refer to the "list" price, we imagine that it is another product or a bigger bottle.)?
You got it right, now it's 8 lei
The product is very good. but. the increase by 25-30% of the prices from January 2021 is without reason! Too bad!
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Honestly, I don't understand why it's called "beer" and not "ginger". but I like it very much, precisely because it has no alcohol! :)
I don't understand why it's called "beer"? Does it have anything in common with beer?
It's really good, although it doesn't contain alcohol, I stock up in the summer, on holidays, it's advantageous in terms of price!
Ever since I discovered it, it's been missing from my fridge! and I find the lowest price for ginger beer.
No way ? Do you work at Sanovita and they forced you to write positive reviews?
Very good and refreshing
Very good and refreshing.
Excellent product. We have been buying it for years and it is still the best.
The best non-alcoholic beer. Excellent taste.
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A Simple, DIY Ginger Beer Recipe
A precursor to the ginger ale that lines soda aisles today, ginger beer is believed to have been first created in Great Britain around the mid-1700s. Its name comes from the fermentation process that gives the drink its carbonation, though it’s actually more akin to cider production. In the traditional process, the drink would start with a ginger “plant,” or yeast and bacteria culture not unlike a sourdough starter, which could be maintained and used to create countless batches.
As ginger cultivation grew across the globe, the drink became particularly popular in the Caribbean, where strong, pungent varieties of the root created a signature style with more heat and spice than its predecessors. Now used as the backbone of classic cocktails like the Moscow Mule and Dark n ’Stormy, ginger beer’s popularity has resurged over the past decade with countless new brands popping up on the market.
While traditional yeast-fermented ginger beer can be lightly alcoholic, most commercial bottlings are non-alcoholic, unless labeled otherwise.
You can use yeast to create a naturally carbonated ginger beer at home with a slight kick of alcohol, though we’re opting for a force carbonated version here for simplicity (and less tedious sanitization and risk of exploding bottles). All it takes is a SodaStream, iSi soda siphon or other brand of home carbonator, or even just a bottle of soda water as a mixer.
If you’re interested in diving into the yeast-based brewing process for future batches, you can find a quick primer here.
- 1 pound fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons cloves
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- ½ cup honey, preferably orange blossom
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 4 limes, squeezed
- 8 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 teaspoons orange flower water (optional)
Peel skin off ginger using spoon, then grate or finely dice. Add ginger to pot with 2 quarts water, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Bring to simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to steep refrigerated overnight.
Strain mixture through cheesecloth or mesh strainer, and pour back into pot. Squeeze or press remaining ginger mash in the strainer to get the remaining, highly concentrated juice out.
Bring liquid back to a low simmer, then stir in honey and brown sugar until fully dissolved.
Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add freshly squeezed lime juice, Angostura bitters and orange flower water. Stir, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until chilled.
Add mixture to soda siphon to carbonate. If using SodaStream or machine meant primarily for sparkling water, as opposed to a soda siphon, use short bursts of carbonation, up to about half what it would take to carbonate water. Alternatively, after adding sugar and honey, can simmer until amount of liquid is reduced by half. To serve, mix concentrated ginger beer base with equal parts seltzer. Makes 2 quarters.
- You can make ginger beer with naturally fermented ginger bug.
- Use any sweetener of your choice: any kind of sugar, agave juice, honey, maple syrup or molasses.
What are some other cocktails you can incorporate ginger beer in? Any ideas?
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Step 7: Wait. 2 Days!
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Unfortunately you’ll have to wait two days for the next bit because it’s still brewing. Meantime why not use the remaining lemon to make traditional non-sparkling lemonade!
Add the remaining lemon juice, some sugar, cold water. Stir. If it needs more sugar, add more. It's not very scientific and tastes good.
Bottling - what to do and what not to do (including exploding bottles warning)
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This is an old family recipe, which I made often. As kids we used to love watching the bug ‘erupt’ in the glass before it was squeezed and made up.
In a large jar (not metal), put 1/2 cup sugar, 1 dessert of ground ginger, juice of 1 lemon and 1 pint water, and mix. (If your water supply is heavily chlorinated, use tank water. It might take a couple of "feedings" to get the bug strong enough.)
Pour off half the water and, over the next 10 days, "feed" the plant 1 teaspoon ginger and 1 teaspoon sugar.
After the 10 days have elapsed, you can use your bug to make ginger beer.
Dissolve 4 cups sugar in 3 cups boiling water.
Strain the bug through cloth (try muslin, folded over a couple of times) and squeeze well.
Add the juice squeezed from the bug to the sugar mixture.
Add the juice of 2 lemons and 25 cups of cold water, mix, and bottle.
After you've squeezed it, you can renew your bug. Keep half of it (give the other half to a friend).
Put it back into the jar and add 1 cup warm water, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 2 teaspoons ginger.
As before, feed it with 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon ginger each day or a week.
Ginger Beer Concentrate
First of all, this ginger beer doesn't have beer in it. My homemade ginger juice and soda version is non-alcoholic… unless you add liquor, of course.
Second, have I mentioned lately how much I appreciate you all? Thank you for visiting. Thank you for investing your time and energy (and money) into making my recipes. Your comments and emails brighten my days and make this crazy food blogging thing worthwhile. I & # 8217m not sure when this dark cloud over my head will clear, but I know that I have to make the most of this one wild and precious life. I & # 8217m working on it.
Let & # 8217s lighten the mood with ginger. I & # 8217ve been totally obsessed with ginger lately. On its own, ginger is fiercely spicy and fragrant. Used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine since forever, it & # 8217s is a powerful anti-inflammatory that boosts circulation and cleanses the body. It can calm nausea and soothe upset stomachs (source: The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia). There & # 8217s really not much it can & # 8217t do.
Just a hint of fresh ginger lends peppery spice and complexity to savory dishes, and powdered or fresh ginger brightens up baked goods. Ginger has been a predominant flavor in my recipes lately, making its way into ice cream, banana bread, two soups, granola, couscous and pancakes. Ginger beer features the flavor most prominently, which I love. One sip warms me up from the inside.
Ginger beer has traditionally been brewed with a live culture, which creates carbonation as it ferments. These days, most ginger beers available in stores are non-alcoholic. Ginger beer is like ginger ale, but with a lot more kick. It tends to be more cloudy and less sweet than ginger ale, and the ginger flavor is unapologetically in your face. Most recipes for ginger beer and ginger ale have you cook the ginger in sugar water to mellow the flavor, but this recipe uses raw, pungent ginger. Beware: my ginger beer concentrate is for serious ginger lovers only.
To make this ginger beer, you & # 8217ll just need a blender or food processor and a good fine mesh strainer. My rusted hand-me-down strainer let too much ginger pulp through, so an upgrade is in order. You'll also need a big spoon, lots of raw ginger, lime and club soda (because you won't want to drink the undiluted concentrate).
Ginger beer is delicious on its own, but it also happens to make the best cocktails EVER. Mix ginger beer with a healthy splash of any basic liquor, squeeze in some lime, and you have your self a simple and refreshing highball. You could just buy ginger beer at the store, but most (like Reed & # 8217s) are too sweet for my taste.
Here & # 8217s a basic list of ginger beer cocktails (let me know if you have any to add):
Halyard Brewing Releases Hard Ginger Beer
BURLINGTON, VT - Halyard Brewing Co. in Burlington, Vermont is reviving the lost art of alcoholic ginger beer, now offering its American craft ginger beer throughout the U.S. in naturally gluten free, low sugar and delicious flavors like The Breeze with hibiscus and fresh lime Nicole’s Extra with fresh ginger heat + island aromatics and the shandy-inspiredVolcano Juice with organic lemons.
Built upon recipes that date back to the 1750s, founder and head brewer Kenneth Richards is reviving a pre-prohibition era ferment, using organic and fair-trade ingredients to brew alcoholic ginger beer, perfect for sipping all spring + summer long. Introducing a lesser-known category to both the modern craft beer drinker and wellness-driven consumer of hard seltzer and kombucha, Halyard pulls its origins from the colonial spice trade, where ginger from southeast Asia and cane-sugar from the Caribbean were fermented to produce a mildly alcoholic and wildly popular drink, the “original” ginger beer.
In the 1920’s, the US Prohibition against alcohol put a stop to the production and sale of ginger brew, leaving it largely forgotten until now. Founded in 2016, Halyard has worked tirelessly to rediscover the craft and lost art, and is growing its footprint to make this arcane yet exceptional beverage available to a wider audience. Named after the rope used for raising and lowering a sail in sailing, Halyard speaks to the brand’s passion for adventure and the cultural journey of the fiery rhizome: ginger.
Available on-and-off premise throughout New England, Halyard is now distributing on shelves in additional markets including New Jersey, Maryland, North Florida, Colorado, and coming soon: California + New York City.
Halyard’s brews can be enjoyed on their own, on ice with a squeeze of lime, or in a hand fashioned cocktail. Highlights include:
- Nicole’s Extra (6.0% ABV) a Caribbean style ginger beer with fresh ginger heat and Island aromatics
- The Breeze (4.5% ABV) a slightly tart ginger beer brewed with hibiscus flowers and fresh lime juice
- Volcano Juice (4.1% ABV) a refreshing ginger beer shandy brewed with organic lemons. Slightly sweet with a crisp and gingery lemon bite
- Mountain-Aid (4.5% abv) a black currant ginger beer brewed for life in the Green Mountain state. Tart and juicy with a mellow ginger finish
& # 8220As makers, travelers, and adventurous folk, we are fascinated by the opportunity to revive a forgotten ferment, & # 8221 says Richards, speaking about his small and dedicated team. & # 8220How can something that was apparently so ubiquitous 150 years ago, be almost completely absent today? I am both daunted and excited by the chance to lead the company that reintroduces American craft ginger beer to the U.S. market. I want to set the bar really high. This is why we use organic ingredients, U.S. grown evaporated cane sugar (you know, the good stuff), and naturally ferment our ginger beer in the craft beverage tradition. & # 8221
Halyard brews from its original brewery in South Burlington, VT, producing year-round, seasonal and collaboration brews. This year, they are partnering with SingleCut Beersmiths and Shacksbury Cider, utilizing their facilities to expand production. Halyard can be found at retail partners (in the aforementioned markets) including Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Publix, Hannaford and more.