Homemade Ginger Beer
Recipe type: Beverage
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Serves: 16
A tasty, non-alcoholic old-fashioned drink.
  • 2 pounds fresh ginger root (get the plumpest you can find or it will be fiberous and hard to cut)
  • 1 gallon boiling water
  • 1½ cups freshly squeezed lime juice (about 8 limes. Yellow limes are just limes that are ripe and are much jucier).
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  1. Cut ginger root into 1-inch pieces and place in bowl of a food processor or Vita-Mix, and process until finely chopped. If you have neither machine, you can use a grater with the largest holes, but watch your fingers!
  2. Transfer the chopped or grated or shredded ginger to a large pot or bowl
  3. and add the boiling water.
  4. Allow to stand for one hour, or overnight.
  5. Drain through a fine sieve. If you would like the drink less cloudy, line the sieve with a double thickness of damp cheesecloth. Compost the solids or spread them on the ground around your plants for mulch.
  6. Add lime juice and sugar, stirring to dissolve.
  7. Serve over ice, or plain, or mixed with orange juice, or whatever suits your fancy. Refrigerate to store. I poured mine into mason jars. Stir or shake before serving. Makes 16 cups.
Recipe by Finch Frolic Garden Permaculture at https://www.vegetariat.com/2011/05/homemade-ginger-beer/