Contributed by LordTBT at 9:11PM GMT, 16 February 2013


The Redwall Cookbook

This week, I prepared a classic beverage for the Redwall Cooking series: October Ale.

Now, this recipe suggests that either ginger beer (this is a non-alcoholic beverage) or ginger ale can be used, however as I'm not the biggest fan of ginger beer, and could only find it sold in 6-pack form, I personally could not justify purchasing it. I would have had 4-5 bottles sitting around that I would never end up drinking, thus I went with ginger ale.

The recipe also does not specify as to whether dark or white grape juice should be used, I chose white grape juice.

The beverage itself tastes like a sparkling grape drink, much like a sparkling apple cider. I thought the grape flavor was a bit strong, as I really envision this drink in the series to be more of a real ale, like a beer.

If you are of legal drinking age in your part of the world, it's easy to see how this could be made into more of an adult beverage with the addition of vodka.

  • Ginger ale - $0.84
  • Grape juice - $2.48

Bon appétit!

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