Ginger root is a favorite in many kitchens especially a Caribbean one. 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 island that make up the region has tasted a ginger beer. A spicy, refreshing drink with a pungent ginger flavor. Ginger has been used for centuries to settle upset stomachs, relive inflammation and may aid in digestions after a meal.
- 2 1/2 cups of fresh grounded ginger
- 1 cup of organic cane sugar
- 1 large cinnamon stick
- 12 cups of water
- 6 bay leaves
- 10 cloves
- In a large pot bring the water to a rapid boil. Add the spices and herbs and boil for about 15 minutes.
- 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.
- Add the sugar, mix until dissolved and allow to rest 24-48 hours. Strain and enjoy cool iced or chilled. Note: For a strong ginger beer flavor ferment the drink in an amber bottle. Place in a dark cupboard for about 30 days.