Ginger Beer

Author: Canadian Living

This nonalcoholic drink is a favourite of the Caribbean, where each cook seems to have his or her own recipe. This one, inspired by a recipe from A Taste of the Tropics (Ten Speed, 1991) by Jay Solomon, is sweet with a spicy, slightly effervescent bite. It's deliciously refreshing served over ice.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2006

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup grated gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast

Method

In large heatproof bowl, mix together sugar, ginger and lime juice; pour in boiling water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool to lukewarm (about 100°F/38 °C), about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix yeast with 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water; let stand until frothy, about 10 minutes. Stir into ginger mixture.

Cover and let stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Strain through cheesecloth-lined strainer into airtight jar. Seal and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 10 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 311.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 80 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 7.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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