Ginger Beer Recipe
- 1½ cups freshly grated organic ginger root
- 6 tablespoons organic granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons molasses
- 7 cups water
- 1 teaspoon dry active yeast
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
- Start by preparing your ingredients. Grate the ginger root and set aside. Dissolve the sugar and molasses in 4 cups of water until it is completely dissolved and then add the remaining 3 cups of water to the mixture.
- Take a sterilized glass jar or bottle with a lid and pour the liquid into it. Add the dry active yeast, grated ginger root, cinnamon, and nutmeg (if you desire) to the jar or bottle.
- Put on the lid securely but not too tightly so that air can escape during fermentation. Place it in a warm spot for about 24 hours for fermentation to occur.
- After 24 hours, strain out the solids from the beer using cheesecloth or muslin cloth and transfer them into another sterile container with a lid.
- Refrigerate the ginger beer and enjoy chilled!
The health benefits of ginger beer
Ginger beer is not only delicious but it also has some amazing health benefits. The ginger root helps to soothe an upset stomach and reduce nausea, while the molasses helps to boost your energy levels. Ginger beer is also high in antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from damage due to free radicals. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce joint pain and stiffness associated with arthritis or other inflammatory diseases. Finally, cinnamon has been found to be beneficial for regulating blood sugar levels and helping with digestion.
Serving and storing ginger beer
Ginger beer is best served chilled, but it can also be enjoyed at room temperature. It’s important to store it in an airtight container and refrigerate it if you plan on keeping the beer for more than a few days. The ginger beer should stay good in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ginger beer was traditionally brewed with alcohol, but most modern recipes use non-alcoholic ingredients like ginger root and sugar.
When stored properly in an airtight container, opened ginger beer will last up to three weeks in the fridge.
Yes! Ginger beer is high in antioxidants, can reduce inflammation and joint pain, and has been found to be beneficial for regulating blood sugar levels. Additionally, the molasses helps to boost your energy levels and the ginger root helps to soothe an upset stomach and reduce nausea.