Ginger beer

October 28, 2023 (Last Updated: October 27, 2023)
Ginger Beer

As the sun stretches its golden rays across the sky, signaling the arrival of warmer days, there’s no better way to beat the heat and cool down than with a refreshing glass of homemade Ginger Beer. A delightful concoction of flavours, combining the zing of ginger, the sweetness of sugar, and the sparkle of carbonation. It’s the perfect elixir for those sunny afternoons when the mercury starts to climb.

Make this Ginger beer recipe: 

Ginger beer

Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 30 minutes + 3 days, to sit


  • 1L water
  • 95g fine white sugar
  • 5ml (1 tsp) ginger root, freshly ground
  • 10ml (2 tsp) dried yeast
  • handful raisins



Heat the water with the sugar in a saucepan over high heat, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool until tepid.


Add the freshly ground ginger root and dry yeast to the mixture and stir. Taste and add more ginger or sugar or water, as you like. Throw in a handful of raisins and leave the mixture outside to stand until the raisins float to the top, about 2 days. Refrigerate for at least another day and enjoy!

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