Ginger beer is a popular ginger ale that combines the taste of ginger, lemon, and carbonated water. You can find it in most grocery stores nowadays. But what’s the best substitute for ginger beer? If you’re looking for something with a similar taste but without the added calories and sugar, you might try this homemade ginger ale recipe.
It tastes just like the alcohol-free version that you can buy at your grocery store’s deli department. And although it doesn’t have carbonation and is made with water, it still has all of the same flavors as a regular ginger beer.
Here are some quick alternatives to ginger beer you might like to try. Lemon lime soda, Ginger ale, or creaming soda. But the best option is to make a syrup with ginger, sugar, and water. Combining this with sparkling water will give you a copy cat ginger beer in no time at all.
What is ginger beer?
Ginger beer is a carbonated beverage that is made of ginger root and water. It’s also known as “ginger ale” because it’s been around since the early 18th century.
Ginger has been used since ancient times to combat nausea, colds, fevers, and bad breath. Ginger tea has been consumed in Europe since the 14th century. However, ginger beer was invented by monks in Belgium who wanted to preserve their ginger harvest for longer periods of time.
You can find both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions at grocery stores now like Whole Foods. But if you want to make your own, this homemade version is much healthier for you!
To make this ginger ale recipe, it only takes about five minutes and one can of lemon juice to get started. Have a taste with friends or serve it on ice (the drink won’t freeze from the lemon juice) for a refreshing refreshment.
How to make ginger beer?
Making your own ginger beer is really easy. Start by grating a small piece of fresh ginger into a clean tea strainer, then rinse the ginger under cold water and squeeze out as much liquid as you can.
Place the squeezed ginger in a saucepan with some fresh lemon juice, honey, and water. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add some ice cubes if desired, and serve immediately.
That’s all there is to it! You’re now ready to enjoy your homemade ginger ale made with honey instead of sugar, just like the store-bought version. It’s so easy that you’ll want to make it again and again!
substitutes for ginger beer
Substitute a can of ginger beer for one cup of water and four tablespoons of honey. Bring the mixture to a boil, then let it simmer for 10 minutes before adding two teaspoons of grated fresh ginger and one-half teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Add the mixture to a mason jar filled with ice before sealing it off and letting it cool in your fridge or freezer..