Caribbean Ginger Beer

Ginger root is a favorite in many Caribbean kitchens. We use it for its culinary and herbal properties. It is used to make tea, cook in stews and very popular in making ginger beer. Anyone who is from the Caribbean or visited any of the beautiful islands may have tasted ginger beer. A spicy, refreshing drink with a pungent ginger flavor. Ginger has been used for centuries to settle upset stomachs, relive inflammation and an aid in digestions after a meal. Note: For a stronger ginger beer flavor ferment the drink in an amber bottle for about 30 days in a dark cupboard.

Prep Time: 2-3 hours | Cook Time: 35 | Serving Size: 24

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups of fresh grounded ginger

1 large whole cinnamon stick

1 cup of organic cane sugar

18 cups of water

6 bay leaves

10 cloves

Directions

  1. In a large pot bring the water to a rapid boil. Add the spices and herbs and boil for about 20 minutes. 
  2. Turn the stove off and put the ginger into the water. Mix together with a large wooden spoon then allow to rest for about 2 hours.
  3. Add the sugar, mix until dissolved and allow to rest 24-48 hours. Strain and enjoy cool iced or chilled.

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