Jamaican Ginger Beer
Fresh and spicy, this popular nonalcoholic sparkling beverage has deep roots in the Caribbean due to the global spice trade. Historically one of the world’s most well-known growers of ginger and sugarcane, Jamaica popularized this carbonated drink by way of British influence. It is perfect as a refreshing drink on its own or can be added to a variety of cocktails, such as the famous Moscow mule.
What you need
How to prepare
To blender, add 5 cups (1.25 L) hot water and ginger; blend until well combined. Transfer to airtight container and add cloves. Refrigerate for 2 hours or up to overnight.
Into large bowl, strain ginger mixture through fine-mesh sieve (discard solids). Stir in brown sugar and lime juice until dissolved.
To each glass, add ice (as desired) and 1/2 cup (125 mL) ginger mixture. Top with 1 cup (250 mL) sparkling water.