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from Cooking Light Magazine, July 2015, Tested by Christiane Potts
Course Drink, Soda, Virgin
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 ounces chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup turbinado sugar
  • ? teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 32 ounces soda water chilled


  • Combine ginger, 2 cups water, turbinado sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat, and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Cool completely; strain ginger syrup through a fine sieve.
  • For each serving of ginger beer, combine 2 ounces ginger syrup, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and 8 ounces chilled soda water in a tall glass.