From our friends at THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. Exact and to the point
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between ginger beer and ginger ale?
It all began with ginger beer originating in Yorkshire, England in the 18th century. It once contained a small amount of alcohol, unlike its present day predecessor, which is brewed as a soft drink. Ginger ale was created later in the 1900’s. A lighter drink that gained popularity in England, Canada and the US, and has been used as a remedy to settle stomach upsets.
The difference between the two beverages; Ginger beer is actually brewed and fermented while ginger ale is essentially a carbonated beverage made from water and ginger. The fermentation of the ginger beer gives it a stronger flavor with less carbonation.
I acquired a sample of CRAFT Spicy Ginger Beer, while it has enough flavor to stand on its own I used it to mix a few cocktails.
Try a few of…
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