ginger beer

noun

Definition of ginger beer

: a sweetened carbonated nonalcoholic beverage heavily flavored with ginger or capsicum or both

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Peachy Mule, $5 Made with: peach puree, lime, non-alcoholic ginger beerView MKE, 1818 N. Hubbard St., Milwaukee, has three mocktails on their drink menu, including Peachy Mule, Wildberry Lemonade and Pineapple Mojito. Grace Connatser, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee doesn't have any 'sober bars,' but you can hit up the mocktail menu at these five watering holes," 2 Aug. 2019 The company, which counts Tizer and Big Willie ginger beer among its brands, has also had to reduce the amount of sugar in its drinks to comply with a sugar tax. The Economist, "Business this week," 20 July 2019 The Bermudan brand Gosling's earned a US trademark on the Dark 'n' Stormy in 1991, and ever since the official recipe has dictated Gosling's brand rum and Gosling's brand ginger beer. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "You can’t copyright a cocktail, so what’s a creative bartender to do?," 21 July 2019 Lemongrass Collins Lemongrass vodka, lemon, vanilla sugar and ginger beer. 5. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "This Phoenix bar has one of the world's best cocktail menus. Here are its most popular drinks," 25 June 2019 To serve, dole out approximately 4 oz. into a glass, add ice, top with spicy ginger beer and garnish with strawberries, mint, cucumber strips and orange slices. Al Culliton, Bon Appétit, "A Pimm's Cup Recipe to Start Summer Off Right," 6 June 2019 The drinks include the Odette, three olives, lychee, coconut and lavender and the Red Hot Mule, Brugal Especial rum, strawberry, chili, lime and ginger beer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Best happy hours in Miami, Lauderdale, Boca, Delray, West Palm Beach and other South Florida cities.," 12 Mar. 2019 Drinks: Cool off after a match with The Top Spin, a blend of prosecco, St. Germaine and lemon juice, or a seasonal spin on the Moscow Mule made with gin, ginger beer, lime juice and strawberries (both $13). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Do summer right with these 15 new Chicago brunches," 1 June 2017 While drinking sugary ginger beer certainly won't help you here, ginger does have some ties to improving blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Health Benefits of Ginger Water," 11 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of ginger beer

1809, in the meaning defined above

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