Kid's Ale: Non-alcoholic, Easy to Make Drink.

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Introduction: Kid's Ale: Non-alcoholic, Easy to Make Drink.

In this Instructable, I'm going to teach you how to make a drink that, according to my father, tastes like Hoegaarden, and is non-alcoholic. If you want to skip to the instructions, head down to step 1. If you want the back-story, read on.

A couple of days ago, when I was bored and we were between projects, I watched my dad mix vodka and orange juice. It's pretty simple, but I wondered; if you could mix two completely opposite things and get something good, then why not try something else?

So, I looked for something to mix.

And that's when I got my idea.

Note:I took these photos with my desktop webcam, so pardon the crap of quality

Step 1: Gather 'round the Table

This Instructable is budget friendly:
Materials:
1 bottle of Poland Springs "Sparkling" water (lemon flavored, but any seltzer will do)
Apple Juice (varied amounts, depending on how much you make.)
1 teaspoon of sugar (if you want sweeter tasting ale) (OPTIONAL)
1 glass to keep it in (for personal drinking)
1 pitcher (for mass production, like parties.)

Step 2: MIX IT!

First, open the Seltzer. Open slowly, this stuff foams up fast. Next, you'll want to pour some in. Pic 2 shows about how much to put in. Then, carefully pour in the apple juice. The ratio for seltzer to juice should be 1/2:1 per cup.

Do this for however many glasses you are making. If brewing for mass quantities, use sugar to maintain flavor.

Step 3: Enjoy, and Stay Thirsty, My Friends.

And you are done! If you make this, please post what you think it tastes like. I served it to my brother and he enjoyed it.

If you are over 21, please tell me which beer it tastes like the most. I, being 13, cannot drink, so, I depend on you guys for constructive criticism.

Stay thirsty, my friends.

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    "The ratio for seltzer to juice should be 1/2:1 per cup." What is 1/2:1 per cup?

    OH the secret is out: I have been mixing this drink for years. I have been told that it also quenches the thirst on a hot summer day~~~just like the fermented brew. some people call it apple soda, I use a more concentrated form (not what you think) to get the brighter flavor we like and use "secret" ingredients for more texture. Glad you are "playing" with your food!!!

    I think too that this wouldn't taste like beer, but maybe a bit like apple cider.

    The "beer" that it would taste most like would be apple cider, I would think.

    Well, I've had non alcoholic apple cider. Tell me how it tastes if you decide to make it.


    It sounds good, but it won't taste like Hoegaarden (which does ave a bit of sweetness to it).
    Can you get "Barley Water"? (it's carbohydrate-cloudy like Hoegaarden)

    L

    Huh. Maybe. I just refined the recipe with sugar, so if you make it with barley water, you should tell me how it tastes.

    Jason