This fizzy and refreshing childhood treat is made by fermenting sugar syrup with a yeast mixture called the ‘ginger beer mother’ or ‘ginger beer plant’. You could make it for the kids but you'll also have trouble keeping the adults away from it.
Just opened our first bottle of ginger beer from this recipe. I thought that it hadn't carbonised but found out differently when the top came off with a bang and we had a fountain of bubbles. Must work on my bottle opening technique. A mild ginger beer I fed the mother with a full teaspoon of ginger and sugar but next will change the proportions of sugar syrup to ginger mother to make a sharper ginger flavour. Will add a tweak if this works as my plant will be ready to bottle another batch in 4 days. - 13 Nov 2009
so glad to have found this recipe. Iused to make this ginger beer years ago when my children were small and wanted to make it for my grandchildren but had lost the recipe. Now I can make it after all. - 02 Dec 2008
How easy was this to make, my Mother used to make it for me when I was a child. Have just bottled my first 21. Am not sure if I should lay the bottles on their sides or leave upright ? - 17 Sep 2012