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Ginger Beer Water Kefir

Leeza Zurwick

Founder

This non alcoholic ginger beer is made the old fashioned way with grated ginger root and natural fermentation. It’s a refreshing summer drink over ice, an excellent remedy for indigestion or nausea and full of water kefir probiotics.

GINGER BEER WATER KEFIR RECIPE

MAKES: about 4 cups

INGREDIENTS:

ginger simple syrup

3 tbsp lemon juice

4 cups first ferment 


simple syrup:

1/4 cup cane sugar 

2 tbsp grated fresh ginger

1/2 cup water 


INSTRUCTIONS:

for the simple syrup:

• In a small saucepan, add all ingredients over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. 

• Let the mixture reach a simmer, then turn heat to low and put the lid on. Let infuse for 10 minutes. 

in the swivel top bottle:

• After 10 minutes, strain the simple syrup through a funnel into your swivel top jar. It will have reduced a bit, and that’s fine.

• Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours.

• Add lemon juice, and 2 cups of first ferment. 

• Seal the bottle, and gently shake the liquid inside to mix thoroughly. 

• Open the lid and add the rest of the first ferment. Allow 24 hours for the second ferment.

• Open slowly, strain and enjoy!

NEED TO KNOW:

This is not an alcoholic beer beverage.

Traditional ginger beer is made with yeast or a ginger bug. In this version, the fermentation is caused by water kefir.

Active fermentation can make the bottle explosive. Burp the seal at least once a day and open slowly over your kitchen sink.

This ginger beer is a good remedy for nausea from indigestion and motion sickness. It can also sooth cough and sore throats.

Ginger root holds an active compound called gingerol, a natural oil which is a rich source of minerals such as magnesium, manganese, potassium, copper, and vitamin B6

This soda will give your body a big boost of vitamin C, probiotics, magnesium, B vitamins, folate, vitamin K, electrolytes and enzymes.

Ginger Beer ingredients
Fresh grated ginger simple syrup.
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