Easy Ginger Beer

Total Time:
2 hr 5 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr 45 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped fresh ginger (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 cup turbinado sugar
  • 4 allspice berries
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 liter seltzer
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, optional
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Combine the ginger, sugar, allspice, cloves spices, and crystallized ginger, and 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover and let steep for 45 minutes. Prepare a large bowl set over an ice bath. Strain the ginger syrup into the bowl, pressing out all the liquid from the ginger. Cool to room temperature.

  • Just before serving, stir together the ginger syrup and seltzer in a pitcher. Add the lime juice if desired. Serve over ice.

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The ginger syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.


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