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Ginger Beer

with Citrus and Mint
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Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer - A sweet, spicy and effervescent drink

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Health Score:
5,3 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 d 1 hr
Ready in
Calories:
93
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

The homemade mixed drink provides vitamin C thanks to the citrus fruits. We have to take in the water-soluble vitamin through food every day, as it cannot be stored in the body. Vitamin C ensures the formation and maintenance of connective tissue and a well-functioning immune system.

A tip for on the road: freeze some of the ginger beer as cubes and use them to cool the drink during transport.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie93 kcal(4 %)
Protein0 g(0 %)
Fat0 g(0 %)
Carbohydrates21 g(14 %)
Sugar added17 g(68 %)
Roughage0 g(0 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.1 mg(1 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0.2 mg(2 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate6 μg(2 %)
Pantothenic acid0.1 mg(2 %)
Biotin0.7 μg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C13 mg(14 %)
Potassium75 mg(2 %)
Calcium25 mg(3 %)
Magnesium9 mg(3 %)
Iron0.2 mg(1 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.1 mg(1 %)
Saturated fatty acids0 g
Uric acid9 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
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Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
1 piece ginger (about 125 grams)
4 ounces cane sugar
2 Limes (1 of organic quality)
2 Oranges (1 of organic quality)
liquid Sweetener (to taste)
cold, sparkling mineral water (to taste)
4 sprigs mint
in addition: Ice cubes
How healthy are the main ingredients?
gingermintLimeOrange
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Peeler, 1 Fine grater, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Decanter, 1 Small knife

Preparation steps

1.
Ginger Beer preparation step 1

Peel ginger and grate finely.

2.
Ginger Beer preparation step 2

Bring 1.25 liters (approximately 5 cups) water and sugar to a boil, add the grated ginger and cook 1 minute. Rinse organic lime and orange, wipe dry and zest outer colored peel of each.

3.
Ginger Beer preparation step 3

Pour citrus peel into a decanter and add the hot liquid. Allow to cool at room temperature.

4.
Ginger Beer preparation step 4

Halve and juice the remaining lemon and lime. Pour lemon juice into the carafe. Cover beer mixture with a kitchen towel and place in a cool, dark location or in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

5.
Ginger Beer preparation step 5

Pour ginger beer through a fine-mesh sieve. Add sugar and stir.  Add ice cubes and mineral water to taste. Rinse mint, pat dry and remove leaves from stems. Serve garnished with mint leaves, lime and orange slices.