For the last 33 weeks we have been posting very misleading wine suggestions as we’ve had very little wine at all. Instead we’ve have had to imagine what we would have liked to drink with the dishes if one of us didn’t have to abstain for 9 months. Instead we’ve a new found affection for soft drinks, including this Ginger Beer.
- 140g fresh ginger
- 4 tbsp muscovado sugar
- 2-3 lemons
- 1 litre soda or sparkling mineral water
- fresh mint sprigs
Grate the ginger using the coarse side of the grater. Catch the ginger with all its juice in a bowl and sprinkle in the sugar.
Remove the rind from 2 of the lemons with a vegetable peeler, then add to the bowl and bash everything together with the end of a rolling pin for a few seconds. Squeeze the juice from all 3 lemons and add most of it to the bowl.
Allow the ginger beer to sit for 10 minutes, then taste and adjust with more sugar or lemon juice if necessary. Pour the ginger beer through a coarse sieve into a large jug and serve with plenty of ice and mint sprigs.
(Original recipe from Jamie Oliver)