Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ginger Beer Results...Delicious!

Delicious, Ice-Cold Ginger Beer


My first batch of Ginger beer didn't really trip my trigger much. It was just a tad too blah for me. So, I spiced things up a bit and added more lemon this time and used a lot more fresh ginger.

Whoooyaaaa...can I even begin to describe the delicousness? I think not.

The taste is sweet, spicy, a bit citrus-y, a bit bubbly like champagne and utterly refreshing.

I used plastic water bottles, which I rarely have but did after my Mom came to visit. You can use bigger bottles however the bubbliness of it will go away if not used within a day or so. Smaller bottles mean you get fizz the whole way.

As for alcohol content, I do think I might have a little in mine. I'm a notorious lightweight and my lips get numb after the first sip of wine or spirits. When drinking this, I don't necessarily feel anything but my lips get numb after a glass for a little while. So...maybe a little.

Mine got very fizzy. Perhaps that had something to do with the alcohol content.

A word of caution though. Please don't be tempted (like I was) to use all glass bottles. If you can't stomach plastic, which I normally detest also, be sure to have at least one bottle of your batch in plastic to act as a tell-tale bottle! Mine seemed to not be making pressure at all, so I relaxed about it. I came down the next morning to all my bottles bulging and unable to stand up from the pressure in them. While I hurredly put them in the frig and stopped the process safely, glass would have been a huge mess all over the counter

If anyone else does this, let me know how it goes for you, please.

4 comments:

Kristina said...

That looks wonderful! Oh goody, something else to try. Something else I won't need to rely on the grocery store for. Yay.

ATW said...

Oh wow, I can almost taste the ginger and lemon and that spark of "Yah-man!! that hits the center to the back of your palate is awesome. My grandmother is from Nigeria and she makes ginger beer all of the time. Hers BTW, I think you may need a prescription because of the copious amounts of ginger and cloves she adds to it. Oh boy now I want some ginger beer.

Ruralrose said...

Thanks for linking the recipe. I am gonna try it. I have lots of ginger root frozen. Do you make root beer too? Great post. Peace

ChicagoMike said...

That is REALLY cool!!

I may have to try that with my daughters!