Quick Ginger Beer

March 24, 2015

Author Notes:

If you think this is anything like wimpy ginger ale, think again. With a healthy dose of ginger, Quick Ginger Beer packs quite a bite.

Cooking tip: For a less intense drink, cut back on the amount of syrup, or use a lemon-lime soft drink in place of the sparkling water. This recipe was written by the Healthline Editorial Team: http://www.healthline.com/health-recipes/quick-ginger-beer


Serves: 18


  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 4-inch piece of ginger, roughly chopped
  • sparkling water or club soda
In This Recipe


  1. Remove zest from lime and finely chop; squeeze juice from lime into a large saucepan. Add water, sugar and ginger and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes; remove from heat and allow to steep for 1 hour. Strain mixture and chill until ready to use.
  2. Pour 2 to 4 tablespoons of the syrup into a tall glass filled with ice; fill with sparkling water and stir to combine.

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LE B. March 24, 2015
terrific photo, you must be a pro?<br />recipe looks great w/ one caveat: i would cook down the ginger syrup with the zest (did you forget that?) but withOUT the lime juice, and then add the syrup to the juice. I believe you'd have a much fresher flavor that way, but then again, maybe not......!?