Ginger Beer Recipe

Published on May 31st 2022 by Jennifer Dodd.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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There's nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold glass of homemade ginger beer on a muggy, hot & humid summer day. Ginger beer is said to have first originated in England throughout the 17th century. It was then brought to the sugar-producing islands of the Caribbean. The recipe was made with fresh ginger, lime, yeast, sugar, and water. This version of ginger beer was fermented to produce a fizzy, alcoholic drink. Even though ginger beer is still brewed this way, there are also versions of non-alcoholic ginger beer. This is made with fresh ginger, brown sugar, lime, and soda water served over ice and garnished with mint if desired. The flavor combination is sweet, sour & spicy from the fresh ginger. Ginger has been a natural home remedy for thousands of years, helping relieve cold symptoms, soothing an upset stomach, aiding digestion, helping with nausea, and bursting with antioxidants. 

If you would like to liven up your drink, try adding some rum & you have yourself a dark and stormy. It is a fact that ginger beer also makes for a great hangover cure. 

   

Is ginger beer real alcohol?

There are alcoholic & non-alcoholic versions of ginger beer. 

Is ginger beer good for your gut?

Ginger beer can do wonders for your gut, helping relieve bloating, indigestion, stomach cramps, and heartburn and helps with digestion.  

Can pregnant woman drink ginger beer?

Yes, pregnant women can enjoy this non-alcoholic version of ginger beer. 

Author: Jennifer Dodd
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Serves
4 persons

Ingredients

  • 200 grams or 1 cup Fresh Ginger, peeled & sliced 

  • 3/4 cups Brown Sugar 

  • 4 Limes, juiced 

  • 2 Liters Soda Water 

  • 1 cup Tap Water 

  • 4 springs Fresh Mint * optional for garnish 

Instructions

Place a small pot onto the stovetop, and add the tap water, brown sugar & ginger to the pot. Set the temperature to low heat & bring the ingredients up to a simmer. 

Allow the ingredients to simmer for 10 minutes.  

 

 

After 10 minutes, turn off the heat, and cover the pot with a lid. Let the ingredients stand & steep together for 30 minutes. 

Add the sugar & ginger mixture to a large pitcher, using a wooden spoon or spatula, and stir in the lime juice & soda water.

Top the pitcher with ice & serve in 4 chilled tall glasses. Garnish with mint & enjoy! 

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