My top 3 non-alcoholic ginger beers

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Since starting my chemotherapy treatment I’ve become strictly teetotal.

Consequently I’m now a connoisseur of ginger beer.

These are my 3 favourite ginger beers:

Fentimans Traditional Ginger Beer

Established 1905

Read the company history here.

A 275ml bottle costs £1.20 at my favourite supermarket.

(To price compare with the other two: 750ml would cost £3.27).

Ingredients

Carbonated Water, Fermented Ginger Root Extract (Water, Glucose Syrup, Ginger Root, Pear Juice Concentrate, Yeast), Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Pear Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavourings (Ginger, Lemon, Capsicum), Cream of Tartar, Citric Acid, Herbal Infusions (Speedwell, Juniper, Yarrow)

This is a fiery ginger beer, full of flavour with a real kick in the after-taste.

Belvoir Fresh Root Ginger Beer

Established 1984

Read the company history here.

A 750ml bottle costs £2.40 at the supermarket.

Ingredients

Carbonated Spring Water, Sugar, Lemon Juice (from Concentrate), Fresh Root Ginger Infusion 2%, Pressed Ginger Juice 2% (not from Concentrate), Ginger Extracts, Capsicum Extract

A lighter and more gentle flavour which leaves behind a sharp, spicy zing.

Franklin and Sons Brewed Ginger Beer 

Established 1886

Read the company history here.

750ml bottle costs £2.50 at supermarket prices.

Ingredients

Sparkling Water, Sugar, Non Alcoholic Ferment of Water, Malted Barley Extract and Ginger Extract, Lemon Juice from Concentrate (2.5%), Natural Flavouring, Stabiliser: Gum Acacia, Antioxidant: Ascorbic Acid

Warm ginger overtones combine with a sharp lemony kick to create a lovely traditional ginger beer.

If you’re in the mood for a glass of ginger beer I’d recommend any of these three. Although, of course, you can always make your own!

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By Catherine Murray

For over thirty years I worked in British primary education as a class teacher and then as head teacher of four different schools. I retired early about ten years ago and have developed an interest in e-publishing as well as writing. In addition to my own books, I've published several novels written by my husband, Michael Murray. These include the best selling detective novel "A Single To Filey: a DCI Tony Forward novel". When not writing and e-publishing I enjoy family history, reading, gardening, country walks, music, films etc. A diagnosis of advanced colorectal cancer in mid-2017 was followed by 30 months of chemotherapy and two major operations in 2020. Our wonderful NHS has put me well on the road to recovery and I'm hoping to be cancer free for many years to come. I'm everlastingly grateful to my family and friends, especially my husband Michael, for their love and support.