Quick Ginger Beer

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 24hrs 10mins


  • 6
    cups water
  • 1
    lb fresh ginger, peeled, coarsely chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1
    cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 -3
    tablespoons lemon juice (or more to taste)
  • 14 - 12
    cup pineapple juice (to taste)
  • 1
    lime, cut in wedges
  • crushed ice
  • club soda (optional)


  • Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan.
  • Finely chop ginger in a food processor. Transfer to a large glass or ceramic bowl; add boiling water and stir to blend. Cover loosely with foil. Let the ginger mixture stand at cool room temperature 24 hours.
  • Strain ginger liquid into large pitcher; discard the solids in a strainer.
  • Add brown sugar to liquid and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice and pineapple juice.
  • Fill glasses with crushed ice and pour ginger beer over ice. If you like, add a little club soda. Serve with lime wedge to squeeze over. Enjoy!