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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.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 128 kcal


  • 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
Keyword Jamaican ginger beer
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