Recipe Basic Ginger Beer -

Recipe: Basic Ginger Beer -


A basic recipe for ginger beer.

Published: 07 October 2015

Last Updated: 21 August 2018

A glass of ginger beer

Here’s a simple recipe for ginger beer, with no other flavour additives (I’m still experimenting with those).



  1. Clean your bottles. I use two plastic 1-litre bottles that were originally for sparkling water. You can really use whatever size you want, as long as they’re plastic.
  1. Chop up the ginger in to small (half centimeter, or whatever you want) cubes
  1. Place in a pot with 2 litres of boiling water, and boil for 30 minutes
  1. While the water is boiling, mix some of your sugar with a cup of warm water, and sprinkle the yeast on top
  1. After 30 minutes, strain the ginger out of the water (I didn’t strain the one in the picture) and let it sit until tepid
  1. Once the water is cool enough to not kill the yeast, add said yeasty water to the mix
  1. Carefully pour into your pop bottle(s) and cap them tightly
  1. Leave the bottles somewhere warmish in your house for 24 hours
  1. The bottles will become rock hard from the pressure inside (which is why you don’t use glass bottles)
  1. After 24 hours, put them in the fridge
  1. After 2-5 days, slowly open, and drink!