Ginger Beer

10-15 pint-sized servings


Ginger Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups ginger, peeled & chopped (about 1 large hand)

Ginger Beer (for one drink)

  • ice
  • 3-4 oz ginger simple syrup or to taste (recipe above)
  • juice of ½ - 1 lime
  • soda water to fill
  • lime wedges & candied ginger to garnish (optional)


Make Ginger Syrup

  1. Place all ingredients in large pot
  2. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes
  3. Allow to cool completely, then pass through a fine-mesh strainer to remove ginger
  4. Store in air-tight container in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks

Make Ginger Beer

  1. Fill a 16 oz pint glass with ice
  2. Add lime juice and 3-4 oz of ginger syrup (or, more or less to taste)
  3. Fill with soda water. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge and candied ginger if desired