Make Your Own Homemade Ginger Beer

If you’re looking for a refreshing and healthy beverage that’s packed with flavor and therapeutic properties, look no further than homemade ginger beer. This classic Jamaican drink is not only delicious but also non-alcoholic, making it a perfect option for those who want to avoid alcohol or have little ones at home. In this guide, we’ll show you how to make your own all-natural ginger beer and tap into its goodness.

What You’ll Need

To make your own ginger beer, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 200g ground ginger
  • 450ml mineral water
  • 225g sugar (or organic honey as an alternative)
  • 115ml sparkling water
  • A few drops of lemon juice
  • Lemon slices for garnish

How to Make Ginger Beer

  1. Start by combining the ground ginger and mineral water in a large bowl. Stir well to ensure the ginger is fully incorporated.
  2. Cover the bowl with a clean cloth or plastic wrap and let it sit for at least 24 hours. This step allows the flavors of the ginger to infuse into the water, giving your ginger beer its distinctive taste.
  3. Once the ginger has infused, strain the liquid into a separate container. Press down on the ginger solids to extract as much flavor as possible.
  4. Add the sugar or organic honey to the ginger liquid and stir until fully dissolved.
  5. Next, pour in the sparkling water and a few drops of lemon juice. Stir again to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Transfer your ginger beer into bottles or a large jug, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to chill.
  7. When you’re ready to serve, garnish each glass with a slice of lemon for an extra burst of citrus flavor.

Enjoy Your Homemade Ginger Beer

Now that you know how to make your own ginger beer, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy this refreshing and therapeutic beverage. Whether you’re sipping it on a hot summer day or sharing it with friends and family, homemade ginger beer is sure to be a hit. Cheers to good health and great taste!