• prep: 15 min
  • cook: 24 hr
  • total: 24 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    Unlike supermarket ginger ales, which are made with carbonated water, corn syrup, and ginger flavoring, this spicy ginger beer is made the old-fashioned way, with lots of fresh grated ginger, sugar, yeast, and water. As the yeast ferments over a day or so, it creates a natural carbonation. Though many recipes leave the ginger sediment as is, we think straining it out produces a more refined quaff. For a different route to a similar drink, go to Homemade Ginger Ale.

    Ingredients

    • About 1/4 pound ginger, peeled
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
    • About 2 quarts water
    • a Microplane grater; a funnel; a clean 2-liter plastic bottle with cap

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 292 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 3 g 5.21%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 1.78%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 92 mg 3.82%
    • Calcium: 39 mg 3.91%
    • Potassium: 134 mg 3.82%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.67%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 76 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.32%
    • Sugar: 72 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.09%
    • Vitamin C 2.95%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs5
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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