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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.

Prep time: 20 mins.
Cook time: 0 mins.
Total time: 20 mins.
Servings: 12

What you need

Ingredients

1 lb (500 g) fresh gingerroot (skin on), scrubbed and roughly chopped
1/2 tsp (2 mL) whole cloves
2 1/2 cups (625 mL) packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (125 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
Ice
12 cups (3 L) San Pellegrino Sparkling Water or Original Carbonated Perrier, divided

How to prepare

Instructions

1

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.

2

Into large bowl, strain ginger mixture through fine-mesh sieve (discard solids). Stir in brown sugar and lime juice until dissolved.

3

To each glass, add ice (as desired) and 1/2 cup (125 mL) ginger mixture. Top with 1 cup (250 mL) sparkling water.

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