If you’ve ever found yourself pondering the question ‘what is ginger beer?’ look no further, we’re about to answer it for you. 
Despite the name, ginger beer is a non-alcoholic beverage that has been popular in Britain for centuries. Back in the day, it was an alcoholic beverage, similar to cider. However, over the years, it has evolved to become a spicy and aromatic soft drink crafted from a blend of mostly water, ginger and sugar that’s fermented with yeast.
Today, Ginger Beer is arguably at its best.

The difference between ginger beer and ginger ale

Similarly to ginger beer, ginger ale is also a non-alcoholic beverage. The main difference is that ginger beer will have been fermented with yeast, whereas ginger ale is simply a carbonated beverage. While both make for excellent choices, ginger beer often boasts a strong flavour thanks to fermentation the process.

Ginger beer is good for…

Since ginger beer is a soft drink, it’s excellent to enjoy by itself. However, it’s also a firm favourite when it comes to mixing up popular cocktails such as Moscow Mules and Dark ‘n’ Stormy. At Gunna, we think that ginger beer pairs particularly well with rum, although, we’re down to try almost anything.

Is ginger beer good for you?

If you think back to when you were younger, you might remember your parents offering you a little ginger beer for an upset stomach. But is it really good for you? There’s no clear-cut answer to this question.
Ginger beer is typically a healthier choice than most carbonated drinks on the market because it contains less sugar than a coca-cola, for example. In terms of the ingredients, ginger is praised for its purposes of aiding digestion, reducing nausea and fighting common colds and flu. Of course, copious amounts of rum may well cancel out those benefits, but we’re not judging.

Introducing our much-loved Ginger Rebel

Ginger Rebel is our very own take on Britain’s much-loved ginger lemonade. Our rebellious concoction takes inspiration from the classic drink, which is traditionally made with ginger beer and aromatic bitters. The original recipe was created over 100 years ago by the British Navy, so we had to pay homage.
Our tasty Ginger Lemonade boasts fresh floral ginger notes, fruity hints of lemon and lime and aromatic herbs to create a unique sweet, sour and spicy flavour. To ensure you can enjoy all the flavour, we’ve stripped back the sugar. When compared with other soft drinks, our 5% sugar content is a game-changer.
As well as leaving out any unnecessary sugar, you’ll find no nasties in our Ginger Rebel. Instead, just a list of ingredients you can actually understand. We combine sparkling water, sugar, lemon juice, natural ginger extract, caramel sugar syrup, sweetness and other natural flavourings to bring you a treat for your taste buds.
While our drinks are insanely tasty on their own, the Ginger Rebel goes well with rum, vodka and gin. But you don’t need to just take our word for it; we’ve got the awards to back it up.

Earlier this year, our Ginger Lemonade won a Great Taste Award, which is, of course, a pretty big deal to us!
Now, it’s your turn to try it!

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