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ginger beer

noun
1.
a soft drink similar to ginger ale but containing more ginger flavor.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10
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ginger beer

noun
1.
a slightly alcoholic drink made by fermenting a mixture of syrup and root ginger
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ginger beer

beverage, once popular in the United Kingdom, made by fermenting a mixture of ginger, water, sugar, cream of tartar, yeast, and water. Lemon peel and juice or citric acid may also be added. Ginger beer is bottled before fermentation is complete. It is carbonated and mildly alcoholic. There is also a soft (nonalcoholic) ginger beer; it is not as sweet as ginger ale and has a more pronounced ginger flavour. Ginger ale is a soft drink made by combining carbonated water with essence of ginger and other flavourings, colouring, and sugar or other real or artificial sweeteners.

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