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
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!