it is not an alcoholic beer does not require anything more than ginger, brown sugar, a blender and a big glass jar to make
so I am not sure if this is the right place to post this..( feel free to move it if it isn't)
What it is ...is a fizzy and refreshing drink I grew up consuming as a child...
we actually called it "kid beer"
I just picked up some fantastic, fat, juicy ginger hands at the market, for a very good price... I was getting ready to make a batch today and thought I would see if anyone here shared my love of this drink?
if you would like to try it this is the only way I have ever made it (although I just googled it and there are far more complicated recipes)
..this is easier to me than making lemonade!!! and a good summer drink as well as a nice mixer ...
this recipe makes a bit more than half a gallon (and you can cut this down to whatever size you want)
2 lbs of fresh scrubbed skin on ginger ( you don't even have to peel it just cut it up a bit so it fits in the blender)
4 quarts of water
blend it well in a blender then let it sit at room temp for 24 or so hours in a glass jar with a loose plastic lid I taste to see if it has fermented and if your house runs about 70 it works fine
strain all the sediment out and add brown sugar to taste start with about 1/2 cup see how you like it then go from there I dont like mine sweet so that is about all I use ...
this is the single most natural tummy soother on the planet I think
I used to have my son drink some before we went on trips he was so car sick all the time and this worked like a charm!
Edited by hummingbirdkiss, 01 August 2007 - 01:54 PM.