Caribbean ginger beer 3 ways


Recipe of the Week (Passport) December 2017

  • 1 lb. fresh ginger root, peeled
  • 10 cups hot water
  • 3-5 whole cloves (optional)
  • 1 tbsp rice grains, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups sugar


  1. In a blender, blend pieces of fresh ginger in batches with water and pour mixture in large bowl. (This can also be done with a hand grater)
  2. Add cloves and rice to mixture and steep in fridge overnight (or for at least 4 hours, if making same day).
  3. Pour mixture in a fine strainer strain steeped ginger beer into another bowl.
  4. Add lime juice, sugar and, if using, to ginger beer and stir
  5. Pour into a large bottle and store in fridge
Serve over ice
- By Freda Gore, Owner/Tour Host of Caribbean Culinary Tours and Vacations

Ginger Beer

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh ginger
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Seltzer water
  • Lemon slices
  • Ice cubes


  1. In a large saucepan, stir the ginger with the water and sugar.
  2. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn off the heat and let the mixture COOL completely.

- By Nadine Nelson

Make it a more Adult Drink

  • 3/4 cup ginger beer
  • 2 cups stout
  1. Pour ginger beer into a glass.
  2. Slowly add the stout, making sure the foam doesn't get too thick.

-By Freda Gore and Nadine Nelson

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