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Bar Bites: Sweet and Spicy Ginger Wings

Along with fresh minced ginger, the ginger beer in this recipe adds a nice ginger spice to the sauce, as well as sweetness to help round out the heat from a single habanero chili pepper. The resultant dish is a great balance of sweet and spicy that provides a nice change of pace from standard Buffalo wings. More

Soda: Gosling's Diet Ginger Beer is Awesome

I'm always on the lookout for diet sodas that make good mixers. It's a little silly given that I'm just going to dump something caloric into them, but if I take out half the calories, that means I can have twice as many drinks, right? (Or something.) Gosling's Diet Ginger Beer is my favorite diet soda discovery of late. More

How to Make Your Own Ginger Beer

When I'm not making homebrew and writing about it, my other life is training to become a pediatrician. One of the hazards of this career is exposure to tons of infectious viruses and bacteria. Good hand hygiene, diet, and exercise can ward off most infections, but last week one got through—and it was a nasty gastroenteritis. As I lay in bed contemplating my impending death I dreamed of an elixir that could ease the pain and wet my lips without causing a crisis. I dreamed of ginger beer. More

Ginger Beer

Ginger beer is ginger ale's sinister cousin: much or ginger and a little less sweet, but still (mostly) non-alcoholic. It can be made easily at home with simple ingredients and materials. More

Apricot Rum Fizz

This cocktail is a slightly modified version of Toast's Apricot Fizz. Not that their drinks aren't brilliant, mind, it's just that I personally don't care for spiced rum (I think the "spice" is added by distillers in attempt to mask the lower quality of the rum), and I prefer the sharp sass of ginger beer over ginger ale's plebeian sweetness. More

Brunch Drinks: Shandy Town

The Shandy traditionally mixes beer and lemonade or citrusy soda, but I think a spicy, nonalcoholic ginger beer is the perfect mixer. For my palate, I like a fruitier, maltier beer like a tart lambic with a zippy ginger brew. But since I was going all fruitcake on this, I thought I'd try a shandy with hard cider instead of beer. More

Moscow Mule

The story goes that in 1941, in an effort to market the then-exotic Russian spirit, executives from Heublein—then owners of Smirnoff vodka—collaborated with the owner of the Cock 'n Bull Tavern in Hollywood to create this simple, memorable drink composed of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, served over ice in a copper mug. More

Cool Drinks, Boston: Scott Holliday's Homemade Ginger Beer at Rendezvous

The ginger base consists of two components, raw and cooked. For the former he combines fresh lime juice, lemon juice, ginger juice, and pineapple juice; for the latter, he simmers ginger pulp extracted from the juicing step, cinnamon, clove, and cardamom for half an hour and strains the mixture. Then he combines the two parts, dilutes the mixture with water to the proper concentration, and carbonates it by putting it into a soda siphon. More

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