Friday, 16 September 2016

Homemade Clove and Mint Ginger Beer

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Homemade Clove and Mint Ginger Beer, bubbly non-alcoholic drink with a fiery gingery kick. Addition of cloves makes this drink bring out more intense flavours, but mint makes this beer extra cool and refreshing.

So officially autumn has arrived in Britain !!! Really ? I don't think so, when thermometers have reached around 34.5 C in London, way higher then normal for the time of the year with the September average around 12 C.  According to Met Office this September is the hottest day in over a century. I've had enough of humid and muggy days and nights however this current ( hopefully last of this year ) sweltering heatwave turned out to be really good for me, rather than moaning about it, I channelled all my energy into thoroughly cleaning the house in time for Diwali! This flavoursome ginger beer helped keep us all energised and refreshed. It was even better because our daughter made this and also helped cook the family meal while I was busy. Win-Win!!




You will need :-

  • 150 g fresh ginger 
  • 3 tbsp. fresh mint + one sprig for garnishing 
  • 1 tsp. ground clove 
  • 3-4 lime or lemon juice 
  • 4 tbsp. muscovado or normal sugar 
  • 1 litre of sparkling water or soda water
  • Ice cubes and lime wedges to serve

Notes :-
Instead of fresh lemon juice, you can use lemonade.


Method :-

Wash, peel and chop the ginger in small pieces.
In a blender place ginger, mint and sugar.
Add little water and blend til you get smooth puree.
Take a  sieve or cheese cloth and squeeze all the juice.
In that juice add lemon and clove powder.
Let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
Add ice in a glass, pour some squeezed ginger, mint and clove juice then add sparkling soda or water.
Garnish it with lime wedges and fresh mint.
Serve immediately.
Enjoy !














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2 comments:

  1. Wow, i am going to try this tomorrow itself. I am feeling thirsty.

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    1. Thanks Nive..do let me know how it turns out for you .. Cheers !!

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