I LOVE drinks with ginger. Ginger beer usually takes 2-3 weeks of fermenting but this is a much faster alternative: Yeast-free and alcohol-free Ginger Beer Syrup. Perfect for Moscow Mules!
Ginger beer is usually made with yeast and needs 2-3 weeks of waiting time to ferment, but I wanted to create a faster version (and I don’t trust yeast in drinks).
So this Ginger Beer Syrup is
- so much quicker to make
- without yeast
- without alcohol
The Ginger Beer tastes really good and refreshing! It’s perfect for hot summer days or for cocktails.
My two favorite cocktails with ginger beer are Moscow Mule (Ginger Beer + Vodka + Lime) and Dark’n’Stormy (Ginger Beer + Dark Rum + Lime).
The ginger syrup will be enough for about 10 drinks, depending on how much syrup you’re using – but that’s really up to your preference.
I’m actually just drinking a glass while writing this post. Totally worth it! It’s so refreshing! But I’ve always been a huge fan of anything ginger, so I am biased.
How to make Ginger Beer Syrup
The Ingredients & possible substitutes
You’ll only need a handful of ingredients:
- ginger root
- sugar – I am using white sugar but can also use dextrose (for a low fructose version) or brown sugar.
The Basic Steps
As always you can find the whole recipe below in the box. I want to show you the basic steps first, though.
For a drink, use 1-2 tablespoons of syrup, add ice, lime and sparkling water. You can also make delicious Moscow Mules if you add vodka!
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- 1 large ginger root
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 cups water
- Peel the ginger and then slice it with a vegetable peeler into super thin strips.
- In a pot, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Add the ginger slices. Let it simmer for 20 minutes.
- Fill everything in a jar, let it cool off, and leave it in the fridge overnight.
- The next day, take out the ginger slices. Don't toss them, they are perfect for some Pickled Ginger! Fill the syrup into a bottle (keep it in the fridge for up to a few weeks).
- Fill about 1-2 tablespoons of ginger syrup in a glass and top with sparkling water.