Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Ginger Beers
Ginger beer, whether alcoholic or not alcoholic is very de jour and it’s easy to understand why. It’s tasty, zingy and a nice masculine drink – especially as we enter winter. Here are some of the best.
Alcoholic Ginger Beers
1. Crabbie’s Ginger Beer
This is an alcoholic drink that originates from Scotland and is made using ginger which has been cold-steeped over a period of 6 weeks, along with 4 secret ingredients (we have no idea what they are, but the drink is delicious). If you prefer a more fruity ginger beer, try their Raspberry and Spiced Orange flavors.
2. Brookvale Union Ginger Beer
This is an Australian alcoholic refreshment that contains 4% ABV and is both spicy and mild. This drink provides lemon hints along with a very smooth finish which hits that spot later on in the year when summer is fading and sipping a shandy is not doing it for you anymore.
Get a buzz with this bubbly and fragrant ginger beer with a 9% ABV. This refreshment boasts lime and lemon flavors, along with tropical pineapple, the subtle sweetness manages to perfectly balance the zingy and sharp ginger flavor. You may enjoy this drink, even more, when you find out that every ingredient is fair trade and organic.
This drink recently underwent a rebranding of somewhere between a spiked-Seltzer and hard cider, this is a Rhode Island-born beverage that boasts superfood and natural ingredients like lemon along with nutmeg for a hint of earthy flavors. This Ginger Beer comes in 3 flavors that include Pomegranate and Acai, Lemon, and Sparkling Ginger. It also tastes fantastic with some rum finished with a little bit of crystalised ginger and a maraschino cherry on a cocktail stick. If you are partial to ginger try this crystalised ginger candy recipe, get the directions here.
5 Popular Non-Alcoholic Ginger Beers
1. Fever-Tree Premium Ginger Beer
The deep pull and subtle sweetness of flavors are derived from a ginger blend from the Ivory Coast, Cochin, and Nigeria. This refreshment is also available in a Refreshingly Light option. It may be a low-calorie option but still packs that powerful punch.
2. Q Ginger Beer
This is an extra-carbonated ginger beer that is made from mixing (and only mixing). It contains interesting ingredients like cardamom, coriander, lime, chili peppers, and organic agave. These flavor combinations arrive at a complex, yet clean taste that is zippy and less sweet.
This ginger beer has undergone the traditional brewing method, which offers a complex and kicky ginger beer that is crafted using natural and organic ginger root. Drink it alone with ice and lime wedges or as a flavorful cocktail mixer.
4. Barritts Ginger Beer
This is a Bermudan brand that offers a number of options (all are gluten-free). The twist-off bottle contains cane sugar while the cans contain corn syrup as a sweetener. If you prefer low-calorie drinks they have a diet version that works well with a rum or vodka buck.
5. Old Jamaica Ginger Beer
This is one of those authentic ginger beers made using a traditional Jamaican ginger flavor. According to its history, it is the best-selling ginger beer across the UK. It is refreshing and crisp and is the perfect mix for your favorite dark’ n stormy.