Caribbean Ginger Beer

An authentic recipe for Caribbean ginger beer. A traditional spicy drink that packs a nutritional punch.



4 medium pieces ginger root

2 cups sugar

1 cinnamon stick

1 small lemon or 1/2 large lemon

About 68 cups cups water

4 cloves


Soak ginger root in enough water to cover for about 30 minutes to loosen dirt and debris.

Lightly scrape ginger with knife to remove most of outer skin.

Cut each piece of ginger into 2 pieces.

Add to blender, add 2 cups of water and blend until you get a pulp (about a few seconds).

Boil approximately 3-4 cups of water and pour over grated ginger. The amount of water you add will depend on how strong you want the ginger beer to be.

Add cinnamon stick, and cloves.

Let the ginger beer sit on counter for at least 4 hours. The longer it sits, the stronger the ginger beer will be as the flavor is extracted.

Strain the ginger beer after four hours and add 2- 4 cups more water (depends on taste) and sugar. Use the sugar listed above as a guide on how much to add depending on your taste.


The original recipe for ginger beer recipe also included a small amount of rice. We’ve eliminated the rice to make this recipe grain free and it was just as good.

Keywords: ginger, ginger beer, caribbean drinks