Homemade Citrus Ginger Beer

1 lb fresh ginger, washed and coarsely chopped
juice and zest of 2 lemons
juice and zest of 2 limes
2 C white sugar
2 C light brown sugar
enough water to add to the lemon & lime juice to make 3 C liquid

Add all ingredients to a saucepan. Stir to combine the sugar slightly. Bring to a boil and then reduce and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the sugar syrup is highly flavoured with the ginger and citrus. Pour through a very fine sieve and refrigerate.

To make ginger beer: Add cold syrup into glass. For a 12 oz glass a couple tablespoons will likely do nicely, but this is definitely to taste. Top with very cold soda water. Stir. Drink. Ice is optional.

This is a great cocktail mixer and goes great with: dark rum for a dark & stormy, gin, vodka, even tequila.

Makes about 1 – 1 1/4 quarts of syrup depending on how much liquid you boil off.

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2 thoughts on “Homemade Citrus Ginger Beer

  1. I did something really similar tonight! It was really yummy. I used my new “Twist & Sparkle” carbonator. Gayest. Name. Ever. But it works really well and the result was awesome!

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