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Drinks for a Southern Summer

Lively Ginger Beer

50gm root ginger 2 litre water 150gm sugar juice of half a lemon 1 heaped tsp cream of tartar ½ tsp dried yeast 3 tsp egg white

  • Bruise the ginger
  • Add ginger to the water and boil for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Strain through a sieve
  • Add sugar and lemon juice
  • Sir to dissolve
  • Cool to body tempurature
  • Add cream of tartar, yeast and egg white
  • Stir and allow to stand for 12 hours.
  • Bottle and seal firmly.
  • Store in a dark place for at least a week before serving

Mild Ginger Beer

30 gm root ginger 1.5 litre boiling water 120 gm sugar half a lemon sliced 3 cloves ½ level teaspoon dried yeast

  • bruise the ginger
  • pour the boiling water onto the ginger, sugar, sliced lemon, and cloves
  • cool to body temperature
  • add yeast
  • stir and stand for 12 hours
  • strain through a sieve
  • bottle and seal firmly
  • store in a dark place for at least a week before serving

Cold Water Ginger Beer

2 litres water 150gm sugar 1 heaped tsp citric acid 1 heaped tsp cream or tartar 2 heaped tsp ground ginger 1 tsp lemon essence 1 tsp dried yeast

  • Activate the yeast (cover with a little warm water for a few minutes in a warm place)
  • Add dry ingredients to a bowl and stir well
  • Add the water and mix until sugar is dissolved
  • Add yeast and allow to stand for 2 hours
  • Bottle and seal firmly
  • Store in a dark place for at least a week before serving

Easy Peasy Ginger Beer

150gm fresh ginger 4 tblsp brown sugar 2 to 3 lemons 1 lt soda water or sparkling mineral water

  • Coarsely grate the ginger with skin on
  • Put all ginger in bowl and sprinkle with sugar
  • Peel rind off lemons and add to bowl and stir
  • Squeeze jouce and add to bowl
  • Pour in liquid and allow to sit for 15 minutes
  • Sweeten to taste
  • Sieve into jug and add ice and sprigs of mint
  • Serves 4 to 6

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