Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer

This is a quick and easy way to get the spicy taste of ginger beer without the carbonation. If you prefer to have it carbonated, you can easily make a concentrate of this recipe by reducing the amount of water to 1 cup so it becomes more like a syrup, then add sparkling or mineral water when it’s cool instead.

Ginger BeerWhat you need

1/2 c fresh ginger root, bruised, lightly pounded or sliced (you can leave the skin on if it’s scrubbed clean)

4 c filtered boiled water

2 Tbsp natural sweetener like maple syrup or honey or 2 handfuls of pineapple skins

What you do

  • Boil water and ginger (and pineapple skins, if using) in a large pot for at least 10 minutes
  • Let the mixture steep for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours
  • Allow it to cool, then strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a large glass pitcher or jar
  • Add sweetener of choice if not using pineapple skins (like maple syrup)
  • Adjust the flavour by adding more water if necessary or more sweetener if additional sweetness is required
  • Serve cold over ice
  • For a full octane drink, add some dark rum for a Dark and Stormy or some vodka and a lime for a Moscow Mule



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