Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
What's a ginger bug? A charming name for a collection of bacteria and yeasts that colonize a bowl of sweetened ginger left on the counter for a few days. Easy to make, and easy to tailor the intensity of the ginger. Aka ginger beer, it's delicious!
Craft your own Ginger Beer using a ginger bug as a natural starter culture.
Hints for planning and preparing the drinks ahead for a party of 40-60 people, including basil-infused gin for a Lonsdale, and home-brewed ginger beer.
The ginger beer plant is a culture that has likely been used to make ginger beer for thousands of years! It is the easiest and most delicious ginger beer-making method to boot!
Making ginger beer from ginger, sugar, water, and yeast.
Making ginger beer at home is fun and easy, but can also be mystifying. If you're trying your hand at the project for the first time, you've probably got questions. I address them in this post.
Homemade ginger beer with just three ingredients! It's a bubbly, nonalcoholic beverage like a soda, but its carbonation comes from fermentation!
Step-by-step photos show how to make ginger beer from a "bug" (following Well Preserved's technique), plus a recipe for gingery beer cocktails. Perfect for summertime!
One of the easiest fermentations - it only requires minimal monitoring and some patience but the end product is well worth the wait!
One sip and you'll feel the island breeze blowing across your face and hear the sound of steel drums. Add some rum, and you'll hear the steel drums too!