Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Best of the Beach with the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club

I don't know about you but this summer so far has been a scorcher.  In Eastern Canada it's not just about the heat; adding the humidity and smog factors to the mix generally make me rather crabby and not wanting to spend much time outdoors.  BUT, if it's hot and we decide we're going to the beach AND we have a great bunch of food to take with us, that frown turns upside down pretty quickly.

I'm all for refreshing and decided that I would bring some   Fresh Ginger Beer..  Originally a drink brewed in England (fitting in tribute to the 2012 Olympic Games), it caught on pretty quickly in North America and is almost always a soft drink.  If you love ginger, this is definitely for you.  Not only is it really delicious, it's good for you too.

  • Ingredients
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 3 cups sparkling water
  • Lime slices (optional)


Combine water, juice, and ginger in a blender; process until blended.
Line a strainer with cheesecloth. Strain mixture over a pitcher; discard solids. Add sugar to pitcher; stir until dissolved.
Add sparkling water just before serving. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices, if desired.
If you can't find superfine sugar, place granulated sugar in a blender, and process until fine. You can find bottled ground fresh ginger in the produce section of the supermarket.

Have a peek and see what the other members of the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club brought to the beach:

Our menu includes BBQ Chicken Sliders, Salt Rock Roasted Shrimp, Tuna and Red Pepper Pasta Salad and of course, we're washing it down with Ginger Beer.  This is a good day at the beach!

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pam said...

This sounds refreshing!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

This sounds o refreshing for these hot summer days Giz. Certainly way better than the ginger beef...wink...

Anonymous said...

Ive never tried making my own ginger beer - I should fix that! I wonder what it would be like with real ginger and not that stuff in a jar?

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