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best Jamaican ginger beer

The best Jamaican ginger beer recipe

This Jamaican ginger beer recipe is easy to follow and the end result is refreshing and tasty.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword Jamaican ginger beer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 128kcal
Author Lesa


  • 1 lb Jamaican ginger
  • 4 Limes
  • 10 Cups Water
  • Carbonated water (optional) to give the drink that fizzy
  • Sugar To sweeten


  • Thoroughly wash the ginger removing the dirt then chop into small pieces.
  • Puree the ginger in a blender with 2 cups of water
  • Pour the mixture in a large container 8 cups of boiled water. (Use 6 cups of boiling water if you intend to add the carbonated water) then leave it to steep for 2-4 hours. For best result, steep overnight.
  • Strain using a fine strainer.
  • If you are using carbonated water, add it at this point (2 cups). Add the lime juice and sweeten to taste with sugar.
  • Put to chill, best serve cold


Sometime white rum is added the Jamaican ginger beer to make it an alcoholic beverage. 


Calories: 128kcal