Ginger Beer

Coming at you again with another Trini Christmas recipe; this time I have for you Ginger Beer. This is a fermented drink that is popular around Christmas time in Trinidad and Tobago. The ginger is fermented from any where between a day to a week depending on how strong you want it. This is a drink I didn’t like while growing up, but somehow I got used to its taste and now I can’t get enough. I prefer to make mine than to buy the commercially made ones that are too carbonated, I believe. So as promised here I am posting my simple ginger beer recipe. Enjoy the sweet burn of a Trini ginger beer.

Ginger Beer Recipe

ginger beer

GINGER BEER

 

1 lb. fresh ginger
8 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar (or to taste)
lime peel


Wash and remove the skin from the ginger.

Chop the ginger and blend in a little water.
Pour into a large pot with the rest of water and
leave to soak and ferment for about 24 hours
or longer if you want it stronger tasting.
This is how it looks when fermented

When fermented, strain the mixture.

Add lime peel to the ginger beer and sweeten to taste.
When sweetened remove the lime peel, bottle and refrigerate. Serve chilled.
See you soon (possibly in the next few hours). Ah goin’ to come back, doh move!


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4 Responses to Ginger Beer

  1. Foehre March 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

    Amazing drink!
    This strange head-heating flavor is incredible :)
    I suppose it could be used by alcoholics to get off alcohol.

  2. Felix March 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    Quite possibly :-)

  3. candi March 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    Hi Felix, if I dont have a blender or juicer do i just grate it and put it to soak or do i grate, boil it, then leave it to soak?

    • Felix March 28, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

      Absolutely. That will do just fine as well.

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