Homemade Ginger Beer

"This ginger beer is very spicy. Adjust the amount of lime juice and sugar to your taste."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins


  • 2 lbs ginger, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 gallon boiling water
  • 1 12 cups freshly squeezed lime juice (about 8 limes)
  • 1 12 cups superfine sugar


  • Place ginger in a food processor, and process until finely chopped.
  • Transfer to a large pot, and add boiling water.
  • Allow to stand for 1 hour.
  • Drain with a fine sieve lined with a double thickness of damp cheesecloth.
  • Discard solids.
  • Add lime juice and sugar, and stir to dissolve.

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  1. rosslare
    I like it sweet and spicy and this certainly was spicy. I also left it to soak overnight, like Sharon did. I doubled the sugar, though, using 1 1/2 cup brown sugar in addition to the 1 1/2 cup white sugar in recipe. I also added about 25 drops of Angostura Bitters, trying to recreate the flavor of some Jamaican ginger beer I've had in past. Requires some more tinkering for us, I will try with all brown sugar next time, but generally, this is a very nice and easy fizzless ginger beer. One could add some fizzy water, I suppose, it's potent enough for diluting.
  2. Sharon123
    I love ginger brew, so made this, leaving the ginger to soak in the water overnight to get all the ginger taste out of it. I love to mix it with a little pineapple juice. Thanks!


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