Have you ever tried ginger beer? This popular Jamaican beverage is not only delicious and refreshing but also has numerous health benefits. And the best part? It’s non-alcoholic! Ginger beer is a great alternative to classic beer, especially for those who prefer to avoid alcohol or have little ones in the family. Let’s explore how you can make your own natural ginger beer at home and enjoy its therapeutic properties.
What You’ll Need
- 7 ounces (200 grams) ground ginger
- 15.2 fluid ounces (450 milliliters) mineral water
- 8 ounces (225 grams) sugar (or organic honey as a substitute)
- 3.9 fluid ounces (115 milliliters) sparkling water
- A few drops of lemon juice
- Lemon slices for garnish
Let’s Get Started
1. Cooking the Ginger
Begin by boiling 16.9 fluid ounces (500 milliliters) of water and adding the ground ginger to it. Let it cook over low heat for about 5 minutes. This will infuse the water with the rich flavors of ginger. After cooking, let it rest for 20 minutes, allowing the ginger to steep further. Then, filter the mixture to separate the ginger from the water.
2. Making the Syrup
In a separate container, dissolve the sugar (or honey) in the 15.2 fluid ounces (450 milliliters) of mineral water that you used to cook the ginger. This will create a sweet syrup that will balance the ginger’s spiciness and bring out its natural flavors.
3. Mixing it Up
Now it’s time to bring everything together. Combine 3.4 fluid ounces (100 milliliters) of ginger juice with 6.8 fluid ounces (200 milliliters) of the syrup and 3.9 fluid ounces (115 milliliters) of sparkling water. Give it a gentle stir to ensure all the ingredients are well mixed. To add a touch of tanginess, squeeze a few drops of lemon juice into the mixture.
4. Chill and Serve
To enhance the refreshment factor, put your ginger beer in the refrigerator until it gets nice and cold. Once chilled, serve it just like you would enjoy a regular beer. You can even garnish it with some fresh lemon slices for a visual treat.
Enjoy the Delightful and Healthful Ginger Beer
Congratulations! You’ve just made your very own ginger beer. Now you can sit back, relax, and savor the delightful flavors of this healthful drink. Ginger beer is perfect on its own when you’re in the mood for something refreshing. It also serves as a great base for mixed beverages, allowing you to explore and create your own unique concoctions. With ginger’s therapeutic properties combined with the taste and fizz of ginger beer, it’s a win-win for your taste buds and your well-being.
So why wait? Give this natural and tasty ginger beer recipe a try and raise a glass to good health and great taste! Cheers!