Making Ginger Beer

A refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day served cool with ice and a sprig of mint.
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp dried yeast
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup caster sugar
1.25 L boiling water
sprigs of mint and ice cubes to serve
Combine the boiling water with the sugar, lemon juice, ginger and yeast in a large bowl.
Leave overnight at room temperature.
Pour into clean bottles. Leave the sediment at the bottom of the bowl. Leave an inch gap between the fluid and the bottle lid.
Seal and chill in the fridge.
Serve in individual glasses with a sprig of mint and ice or in a large jug with the mint and ice cubes floating on the top.
Makes 2 litres of ginger beer.


About heatherlamont

I was brought up in the Belgium Congo (DRC). Trained as a nurse and midwife in England with tropical diseases from Liverpool University. Married Tony Lamont in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Lived in England for 20 years. Wrote GOURMET VEGAN published by Gollancz. Moved to Australia in 1995. Tony and I now live on a farm in Queensland Australia.
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