Strawberry Ginger Beer

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 192 h 4
Strawberry Ginger Beer
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1 cup Water, filtered (ginger bug)
4 tsp minced Ginger root (ginger bug - or as needed, divided)
4 tsp Cane sugar (ginger bug - organic evaporated cake juice, or as needed, divided)
3 cup Water, filtered (beer)
2 tbsp minced Ginger root (beer)
1/4 cup Cane sugar (beer - organic evaporated can juice)
1 tbsp Honey, raw (beer)
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice (beer)
2 cup thawed Frozen strawberry (beer - hulled, can use fresh)


Prepare ginger bug: To a 16-oz glass jar, add 1 cup filtered water and 1 tbsp each ginger and cane juice and stir to combine. Cover jar with paper towel or a coffee filter and secure with a rubber band. Let ferment in a warm place away from direct sunlight for 24 hours. Stir in 1 tsp each ginger and cane juice and let ferment in a warm place away from direct sunlight for another 24 hours. Stir well; mixture should fizz when stirred. If fizzy, proceed to Step 2. If ginger bug does not fizz, add 1 tsp each ginger and cane juice daily until it fizzes when stirred.

Prepare beer: In a saucepan, bring 3 cups filtered water to a boil. Add 2 tbsp ginger and remove from heat. Stir in ¼ cup cane juice and honey until dissolved. Cover and let steep for 30 minutes. Let mixture cool to room temperature. Stir in lemon juice.

Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, purée strawberries. Arrange a fine-mesh sieve over top of a large pitcher or bowl. Strain strawberries through sieve into pitcher, pressing on solids; discard solids.

Using sieve, strain honey mixture and ginger bug into strawberry liquid. Stir to combine and pour into 1-qt glass bottle. Seal tightly with lid and let ferment in a warm place away from direct sunlight, opening bottle every 24 hours to release pressure, until mixture reaches desired taste and fizziness, 2 to 10 days. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 129
Calories from fat 1.6
Calories from saturated fat 0.2
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 3.4 mg
Potassium 204 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Sugars 25.8 g
Protein 0.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 1.5

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