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.
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- 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
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