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Homemade Ginger Beer

This ginger beer is very spicy. Adjust the amount of lime juice and sugar to your taste.


  • 2 pounds ginger, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 gallon boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar


  1. Step 1

    Place ginger in the bowl of a food processor, and process until finely chopped.Transfer to a large pot or bowl, and add the boiling water. Allow to stand for 1 hour. Drain through a fine sieve lined with a double thickness of damp cheesecloth. Discard solids. Add lime juice and sugar, and stir to dissolve.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2001