Ginger Beer

I have not always been a fan of homemade Ginger Beer (I think the fermenting smell put me off when I was younger) but I guess with age my taste-buds have matured to enjoy this lovely drink.  Remember that your Ginger Beer is ready to drink once the sultanas float to the top of the bottle.

Ginger Beer



4½ litres water
750ml sugar
15ml ground ginger
7g instant dried yeast
12 sultanas


  1. Bring 2½ litres of the water to the boil in a large saucepan and add the sugar and stir until it has dissolved.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add 2 litres of cold water and stir in the ginger.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool down until it is lukewarm, then pour 125ml of the liquid into a jug and add the yeast and stir until it has dissolved then add this liquid back to the saucepan and stir well.
  4. Pour the liquid into sterilised bottles and add 2 sultanas to each bottle and close the bottles tightly and leave at room temperature for 24 hours then place them in the fridge.


Submitted by:  Mandy Frielinghaus, Mauritius

10 thoughts on “Ginger Beer

  1. Hi, Mandy. I like your drink series, particularly this (I’d never even considered doing ginger beer at home!) and the frozen coffee shake – which looks light and refreshing and perfect for the summer…a few months away up here, I’m afraid.



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