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Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer

1 ½ oz green (fresh) ginger root

4 quarts boiling water

3 tsp lemon juice

Grated rind of 1 lemon

1 ½ oz cream of tartar

3 cups sugar

1 tsp dry, active yeast


Pound the ginger root, combine with boiling water, lemon juice, lemon rind, cream of tartar and sugar stirring constantly. When lukewarm, add dissolved yeast, stir and pour into a jar. Cover tightly and leave for 2 days. Strain ginger liquid and bottle. Keep at room temperature for a further 3-4 days, store in a dark place to ripen. Chill before serving. Recipe makes 4 quarts (4 L).

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