Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ginger Beer

This is Jamie Oliver style Ginger Beer or what he calls “Easy Peasy Ginger Beer”. I just measured the amounts a little bit different, as you can do too, because as Jamie says “these amounts are always a little variable so just follow your own taste”. I became addicted to this drink ever since the first time I have tried it. Jamie Oliver says he “can’t think of anything more sexy than having a big pitcher of iced ginger beer on the table with a barbecue on a hot day".


½ cup grated ginger (you can leave the skin on)
¼ cup lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
Lemon grind
5 – 7 tablespoons brown sugar
4 cups sparkling mineral water

Coarsely grate the ginger and lemon rind and sprinkle with brown sugar. Squeeze the juice from lemons and add it to the grated ginger. Add water and let it sit for 10 minutes. Pass the ginger beer through a sieve and serve in a large pitcher with lots of ice and some springs of mint.

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