Quick Ginger Beer

Quick Ginger Beer

Published May 2, 2014 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 18
Total Time: 65 min

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 60 min


If you think this is anything like wimpy ginger ale, think again. With a healthy dose of ginger, Quick Ginger Beer packs quite a bite.

Cooking tip: For a less intense drink, cut back on the amount of syrup, or use a lemon-lime soft drink in place of the sparkling water.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2
Calories per serving: 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12.0g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 11.0g
Protein 0.0g 0%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 (4-inch) piece of ginger, roughly chopped
  • Sparkling water or club soda

Step by Step:

  1. Remove zest from lime and finely chop; squeeze juice from lime into a large saucepan. Add water, sugar and ginger and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes; remove from heat and allow to steep for 1 hour. Strain mixture and chill until ready to use.
  2. Pour 2 to 4 tablespoons of the syrup into a tall glass filled with ice; fill with sparkling water and stir to combine.