Homemade Ginger Beer
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Serves: 4 liters
  • 750 ml (3 C) sugar
  • 2 liter (4 C) boiling water
  • 2 liter (4 C) cold water
  • 10 g (1 packet) instant yeast
  • 15 ml (1 T) Jamaican ginger
  • 10 ml (2 t) gingerroot, grated
  • 5 ml (1 t) lemon rind
  • to serve: quality vanilla ice cream and sprinkles
  1. Place the sugar in a large pot and add the boiling water.
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the cold water and leave to stand until the water reaches room temperature.
  4. Add the yeast, Jamaican ginger, lemon rind and gingerroot, whisk well to combine.
  5. Allow the ginger beer to stand in a cool place for 6 - 8 ours to allow the yeast to ferment.
  6. Whisk well again and refrigerate overnight.
  7. Discard any foam that may have risen to the top.
  8. Serve ice cold.
  9. Alternatively, top a glassful of ginger beer with vanilla ice-cream and sprinkles.
Recipe by Pomegranate Days at http://www.pomegranatedays.co.za/ginger-beer/