Ginger Beer

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8Ingredients
60Minutes
280Calories

Ingredients

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  • 6 ounces fresh ginger root
  • 4 quarts boiling water
  • 2 limes
  • 2 ounces cream of tartar
  • 1 cake (Fresh yeast, 0.6 oz)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 pound granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark rum (optional)
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    Directions

    1. Wash ginger root but do not peel. Chop roughly and process in food processor until reduced to a textured paste. Put ginger in a large non-reactive container and pour boiling water over it. Stir in the lime juice, zest and cream of tartar. Cover and stir occasionally as mixture cools.
    2. When lukewarm, mix the yeast with the warm water, pressing out lumps, and add to container. Cover and let stand for 6 hours. Stir the sugar into the ginger beer until completely dissolved and immediately pour into sterilized bottles, making sure the stoppers are well sealed and airtight. The ginger beer will keep for 3 to 4 days in a cool place. To keep longer, add rum.
    3. To serve, strain and pour into glasses (over shaved ice if desired), with a sprig of mint and thin slice of lime.
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    NutritionView More

    280Calories
    Sodium5% DV125mg
    Fat8% DV5g
    Protein4% DV2g
    Carbs17% DV51g
    Fiber4% DV<1g
    Calories280Calories from Fat45
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat5g8%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol15mg5%
    Sodium125mg5%
    Potassium670mg19%
    Protein2g4%
    Calories from Fat45
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate51g17%
    Dietary Fiber<1g4%
    Sugars29g58%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C8%
    Calcium6%
    Iron6%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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