Lemon Ginger Brew

Want a sugar-free beverage that's spicy and refreshing? Try this Lemon Ginger Brew. So delicious! | ibakeheshoots.comSeptember is coming to an end…. and it’s still 90+ degrees here. C’mon, sun…give a sista a break! Still, I try to counteract the heat with easy drinks like the calimocho or basil beerade, but it’s not enough. Seriously, I’m freaking melting over heah <in my best mob voice>!

Now, I have many alcohol-fueled cocktails in my arsenal, but sometimes I want something that’s alcohol-free and refreshing without reaching for a $2/sugar-heavy soda (no offense Coke: I will always love you).

Want a sugar-free beverage that's spicy and refreshing? Try this Lemon Ginger Brew. So delicious! | ibakeheshoots.comI present to you…Lemon Ginger Brew. It’s spicy and refreshing at the same time. Yeah, that’s a thing. It’s super versatile; I’ve made it with lemon and honey and lime and maple syrup. Both delicious. You can drink it straight (if you have a tongue of steel) or you can use it as a mixer. I like to mix mine with club soda or water. Either way, it makes for a very satisfying sugar-free elixir. Drink up!


Recipe for Lemon Ginger Brew

Recipe for Lemon Ginger Brew from Bon Apetit

Lemon Ginger Brew
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Makes 8-10 drinks, depending on size
Serves: 8-10
  • 8 oz. ginger, peeled, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup agave syrup or honey
  • 6 cups water
  1. Add peeled, chopped ginger to food processor.
  2. Pulse until ginger forms a paste.
  3. Scrape paste into a medium pot and add 6 cups water.
  4. Bring ginger concoction to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes, until mixture is reduced to about 3 cups. (I simmered mine for 35 minutes)
  6. Let cool.
  7. Pour mixture through a fine sieve.
  8. Press ginger pulp to remove all liquid.
  9. Pour liquid in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
  10. Store in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
  11. Shake bottle or give it a good stir before drinking, ginger bits will settle at the the bottom.
Single serving: Fill glass with ice. Fill ⅔ with lemon ginger brew and top with club soda or water. Stir well. Premixed: Ratio: 2 parts lemon ginger brew |1 part water/club soda. Place lemon ginger brew in a large pitcher. Add water or club soda and stir well. Pour into glasses filled with ice.


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