Our new favorite drink is a homemade ginger beer that is delicious, easy and much healthier than store-bought soda. It tastes amazing as a dark & stormy, and just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The recipe for the ginger beer is from a bartending and mixology blog that has some other recipes I can’t wait to try (homemade tonic water). All you need is a bottle with a rubber sealing top, some ginger, lemon juice, sugar and yeast. The blog suggests using champagne yeast, but I used 1/16th of active dry yeast and it was plenty carbonated.
In case you lack ‘food patience’, this does take 48 hours to ferment, but I swear it’s worth the wait. We found that adding a healthy amount of black rum (goslings or another spiced rum) makes it tastes even better.
Thanks to my little sister for passing on this recipe.