Old Fashion Ginger Beer

31 Days of Halloween – Day 5

A refreshing drink, and one you’ll need to wash down all of the Halloween goodies.  ginger beer

Old Fashion Ginger Beer Recipe

I found this recipe in one of this year’s Halloween recipe collections, and it looked so refreshing that I had to try it. Old Fashion Ginger Beer is made with fresh ginger, honey, lemons, and a small bit of orange and sugar. The combination of honey and ginger not only makes for a good drink, but it also has health benefits like treating the common cold, soothing a sore throat, and improving digestion.

Old Fashion Ginger Beer
 
Recipe: Drinks
Yield: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 lemons
  • 1 orange
  • ¾ cup fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1¼ cup orange juice
  • 4 cups sparkling mineral water, chilled
  • crushed ice
  • orange slices
Instructions
  1. Grate 2 tablespoons of zest from lemons and orange. Set orange and one lemon aside. Squeeze ⅓ cup lemon juice from remaining 3 lemons. Set juice aside.
  2. Pulse ginger, sugar, and honey in a food processor just until combined; spoon into a pitcher. Add orange and lemon zests and boiling water; stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Cool to room temperature. Stir in lemon juice and orange juice. Cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours and up to 5 days. Strain before serving.
  4. Thinly slice remaining lemon and orange; add to pitcher. Stir in sparkling water. Serve over ice. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.
Notes
Source: Gooseberry Patch Best Halloween Treats, 2013.

 


 

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