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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 —Healthline
- 1 lime
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 4-inch piece of ginger, roughly chopped
- sparkling water or club soda
- 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.
- Pour 2 to 4 tablespoons of the syrup into a tall glass filled with ice; fill with sparkling water and stir to combine.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe for Daytime Drinks