I don’t know what I’m doing, you guys. I occasionally walk into wherever to meet my friends and say, “What uuuuuup!” while doing the raise-the-roof hand motion. I get stressed about silly things. I’m awful at most paper crafts. (I cut things out all jagged-like.) I sometimes doubt the stuff I’m baking when it takes too long to set… But you know what? This ginger beer makes me feel like a super cool Hermione of sorts.
It’s like a magical potion! And it tastes like carbonated zen. Relaxation in a tall classy way. It’s refreshing and so simple, that you’ll stop feeling anxious if only to pat yourself on the back because you made a drink! One worth loving.
P.S. I leave tomorrow to visit my parents for Thanksgiving. I think it’s just what I need. I plan on napping and going out to breakfast. I can’t wait to wake up to coffee next to my bed and Home Alone on the TV. Hope your Thanksgiving is a magical one! Make this ginger beer straight away! It’ll be ready just in time!
Ginger Beer (serves 6)
Recipe adapted from The Good Life Cookbook
- scant 1 cup grated frozen ginger (100 g)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1 cinnamon stick
- just over 1 cup water (250 ml)
- soda water
- fresh mint leaves
- Combine the ginger, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon stick in a jar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add water, cover and chill for 4 days to allow the flavors to develop.
- Strain and divide between tall glasses with ice. Add soda water to taste (a 4:1 ratio is about right), garnish with mint and a lemon wedge. Chug! Feel refreshed!
Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.
I put the base in a pickle jar. It’s far dreamier than it appears.