This Ginger Beer Mocktail is made with fresh lime and ginger juice and also happens to be good for your gut. After all, our bodies could use a little break from the holiday season. I know mine could. I really put it through the ringer, with heavy meals and little sleep.
I was so excited when I stumbled upon this recipe because I love Moscow Mules. They are so refreshing and I’ve been anxious to make a delicious version I can drink way more often than I care to have alcohol. It’s also the perfect mocktail when you’re pregnant since the ginger helps calm nausea, among other ailments.
Ginger is actually part of the plant family that includes turmeric and cardamom, which may explain why the health benefits of ginger are so extraordinary. Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of alternative medicine. It has also been used to help digestion and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few. So naturally, ginger is my go-to remedy!
Whenever possible, choose fresh ginger over the dried form since it is not only superior in flavor but contains higher levels of anti-inflammatory compounds. Fresh ginger can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three weeks if it is left unpeeled. However, unpeeled ginger can be stored in the freezer for up to six months.
This recipe is adapted from Well and Good.
- 1 ounce fresh ginger juice (juice 1 medium to larger ginger root with juicer)
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice from approximately 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (omit to make paleo)
- ½ cup filtered water, to dissolve coconut sugar
- 24 ounces sparkling mineral water, to fill
- Shake the ginger juice, lime juice, coconut sugar and filtered water in a shaker until the sugar is dissolved.
- Pour into a pitcher and fill with sparkling mineral water, stirring briefly to combine.