I've always been a fan of ginger beer.* Even when I was little, I would pick out the Jamaican ginger beer as my treat if we were in town. It burns. And I like it.
Ginger root is on sale and so I buy some. I tell Amber how I would like to learn how to make ginger beer and she tells me I should look online. Of course! The world is at my fingertips. I find a recipe:
Ginger : Water : Sugar : Yeast : Lemon
Seal it in a bottle for 24-48 hours and voilá!
Notice how it deflated after I opened it. Some serious pressure built up in there.
The kids and Amber really liked it. I think it was too lemony and not gingery enough. I'll be making more batches in the future.
*Not to be confused with its wimpy cousin ginger ale.