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Ginger beer recipes

A carbonated sweet beverage flavoured with ginger that’s a popular mixer for cocktails.

In Britain, ginger beer was made on a small scale for centuries and its sweetness and alcohol levels varied. Most of the ginger beer produced now is commercially produced on a large scale and is sweet and alcohol-free or very low in alcohol. Ginger beer, and its close relative, ginger ale, is a popular mixer for cocktails.

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Buyer's guide

There are still a few small-scale producers making good, traditional ginger beers, which are well worth seeking out. If you can’t find ginger beer, substitute with ginger ale.

Storage

Ginger beer is not made for long-term storage. Follow ‘best by’ dates and store in a cool place.

Article by Susan Low

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