Thursday, 8 July 2010

Ginger Beer

This is a wonderfully refreshing soft drink! Sorry, not the alcoholic kind of ginger beer. It should keep in the fridge for a few days, if it lasts that long.

Ginger Beer
makes about 1.8L

200g fresh ginger, peeled and diced
250ml/1 cup water
1.5L sparkling water
120g/1/2 cup sugar or sweetener equivalent
60ml/2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Purée ginger, sugar/sweetener, water until as smooth as you can.
You should have around 300ml of 'concentrate'.
Put in an airtight jar.
Leave in a dry, dark place for 24-48 hours,
the longer you leave it the more fiery the taste will be.
Strain ginger mix into a large bottle or jug.
Add sparkling water & lime juice.
Stir well.
Pour into a large seal able bottle, if need be.
Chill well before serving.

1 comment:

  1. I must make this. I bet is is so much better than the canned versions.