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

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

  2. This drink has all the flavours that I adore , I would love to drink this warm too , it would be a good replacement for herbal tea.

  3. WoW very refreshing and cool kiwi flavoured drink with a splash of soda is the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot summer day. It is so simple to make. Love to try soon :))

  4. When I saw "beer", I did back out a little, then you mentioned non-alcoholic. :) Loads of ginger in there, which is very refreshing for summer time. The cloves would add a lovely dimension to the drink for sure...

    1. Hahaha I know. There are many beer you can find here which are non-alcoholic ;)

  5. This looks so refreshing. I love ginger. Ginger, lime and cloves wow I can imagine the wonderful taste. I will try it soon.

  6. The soothing green colour of the drink os so appealing to the eyes and loved the flavours you have infused in this drink have to try this soon.

  7. Homemade mint ginger beer looks highly refreshing, a must try while the weather is too hot outside. Such a fabulous drink Jags, feel like grabbing that glass and finishing it rite now.

  8. Love the combination of ginger and clove. Drink looks refreshing with that soothing green colour

  9. Wow this sounds amazing. Will try it immediately it's hot n humid here.

  10. This is just what I need at this and refreshing ! Ginger , cloves , lemon and mint ..superb combination !!

  11. This looks stunning..I was thinking why I haven't thought of this combination...this is amazing

  12. Looks so flavorful and fresh. Cloves and mint gives nice aroma to the cooler:) Must try recipe!

  13. Amazing combination of ingredients that are cool, refreshing with a subtle kick! Looks amazing!

  14. Absolutely loved the styling and images. Blame it on global warming, the weather situation will worsen with each passing year. So all we can do is try our best to be kind with nature and its resources, make mugs and mugs of these drinks and enjoy life, while it lasts. PS - I loved the addition of cloves.

  15. in love with the refreshing green color. Awesome click as well Jagruti

  16. Feels like a splash of freshness! The addition of cloves makes the concoction even more interesting. Quite a palate cleanser and digestive aid too. 👌

  17. The surprise spice in this drink is clove. Adding that teeny weeny piece of spice makes all the difference. Next time I make ginger lemonade will add clove. Beautiful clicks.

  18. Love the fact is simple and straight forward. I going to be trying this on the weekend. As usual beautiful pics Jagruti.


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