Ginger Beer has existed for hundreds of years, created from the ancient spice, ginger. From the humble Ginger Snap biscuit to aromatic, spicy noodle dishes, ginger is one of the most travelled ingredients in the world.
Alcoholic Ginger Beer has a long heritage, but thanks to recent popularity in the northern hemisphere summer, it’s set to be one of Australia’s most popular tipples during our warmer months. Already dubbed the ‘New Cider’, Ginger Beer is the perfect refresher for nostalgic drinkers who remember the traditional style of yesteryear and the curious younger set looking for the ‘next big thing’.
Brewed Ginger Beer originated in Great Britain in the mid-18th century and (originally influenced by British colonial soldiers who brought the drink with them) is now popular throughout the world. A traditional Victorian-era recipe calls for just sugar, lemon, yeast, ginger and water to produce this historical drop. With exotic, spicy ginger flavours and highly refreshing, thirst-quenching bubbles, it’s perfect for sipping by the pool or at a barbeque with friends.
Ginger Beer is sensational served over ice, or try the classic Dark and Stormy, an alcoholic highball style cocktail popular in, not only Australia, but other British Commonwealth Countries like Bermuda, where it is the national drink.
It’s a delicious tropical mix of Dark Rum, Ginger Beer and lime. Another classic Ginger Beer cocktail is the Moscow Mule, a mule cocktail made with Vodka, Ginger Beer and lime which was popular during the vodka craze in the United States during the 1950s. Ginger Beer is also delicious on its own or with food, and the good news is you'll be seeing even more of this drink over summer.
Produced since 1740, this refreshing, zingy drink has a hint of ginger that is moderated by a softening sweetness.
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