Ginger Beer


Ginger Beer

  • Drinks


  • 1 cup minced fresh ginger
  • 1 quart boiling water
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • generous dash of freshly ground nutmeg
  • sugar


  1. In a quart jar combine freshly minced ginger and water. Steep for 3 hours.
  2. Strain liquid into a large pitcher; add the lemon and pineapple juice.
  3. Stir in the nutmeg. Taste and add sugar if desired.
  4. Serve over ice cubes.

This makes a wonderful non-alcoholic drink, but it also is very good as a cocktail: For every 8 ounces of ginger beer add 1 1/2 ounces of light rum.

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