Monday, July 21, 2014

Ginger Beer

Ginger beer is a easy but great healthy refreshment. The alcoholic ginger beer requires yeast and at least 6-8 hours to brew it. But non-alcoholic ginger beer can be prepared in minutes and can be served as a replacement for chemical filled store-bought carbonated drinks.

Naveen and I have a tradition of spending time together watching movies every Friday evenings until late night. The movies are usually accompanied with some healthy crisps and chilled fruit drinks. After few weeks, we got bored of same fruit juices and that is when I thought I can try Ginger beer. Ginger beer gives a good detox to our body and it contains a high amount of fiber.

Naveen loves it and so do I. Except for people who do not like gingery flavor, Ginger Beer is loved by all age groups.

Nutritional Information  (Approx) (per serving)
1 Serving = 1 Glass of ginger Beer
Energy  23 Calories
Fat 0 %
Carbohydrates 0 %
Dietary Fiber 0 %
Sodium 2 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 5 %
Calcium  0.3 %
Iron  0.2 %
Protein 0 Grams
Sugar 11 Grams

Ginger peeled and chopped 1/4 cup
Brown sugar 2 tbsps
Lemon juice 2 tbsps
Salt  a pinch
Water 1/2 cup
Mint leaves for garnish 1 or 2
Club soda/Plain soda/ Carbonated water

Peel ginger skin, chop the ginger and put it in a mixer. Also add some brown sugar, a pinch of salt and Lemon juice.

Grind it to a smooth paste.

Transfer it to a bowl and add water. Check and adjust the sweetness.

Filter the above mixture in to a fresh bowl. This is used as a concentrate for the drink.

In serving glass, first pour some concentrate.

Pour chilled Club soda/Plain soda/ Carbonated water on top of concentrate. Garnish with a mint leave and serve.

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