• juice and finely grated zest of 2 unwaxed lemons
  • 0.5 tbsp clear honey by Sainsbury's
  • 150 g root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 115 g Fairtrade caster sugar by Sainsbury's
  • 1.5 litres soda water by Sainsbury's


  1. 1

    In a large jug, mix the juice and grated lemon zest with the honey, grated ginger and caster sugar.

  2. 2

    Pour in 150ml of the soda water. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes.

  3. 3

    Top up with the remaining soda water. Using a fine sieve or a piece of muslin, strain the mixture into another large jug, discarding the zest and ginger pulp.

  4. 4

    Either decant the ginger beer into small bottles if taking on a picnic, or just leave in the jug (covered with clingfilm), and chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving with ice.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 385kj 92kcal 5%
  • Fat 0.3g <1%
  • Saturates 0.0g 0%
  • Sugars 20.4g 23%
  • Salt 0.0g 0%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 126kj/30kcal

Each serving provides

7.1g carbohydrate 0.2g fibre 0.2g protein

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