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

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Step 1: Gather 'round the Table

This Instructable is budget friendly:
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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    9 Discussions


    11 months ago

    How do you make a foamy top in order to make kid's beer?


    2 years ago

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


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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!!!


    8 years ago on Introduction

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


    9 years ago on Introduction

    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)


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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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