Ginger bug fizzy lemonade from Mike Quigley

Thank you to Mike Quigley for contributing this recipe for homemade fizzy ginger drinks!

“It’s fizzy lemonade, fermented for 6 days. That’s longer than I thought it would take, but it does taste good. From what I’ve heard, ginger bugs depend a lot on local conditions. I had the most success with adding about 30g of chopped ginger and 1 Tbsp of sugar per day, but that might not work for everyone.”

– Mike Quigley

Ginger Bug Fizzy Lemonade

– chopped ginger
– sugar
– water
– frozen lemonade, mixed with mineral water

First I made the ginger bug liquid by adding about 30g of chopped ginger to along with and 1 Tbsp chopped ginger and 1 Tbsp of sugar per day. I based it on this youtube video, but 2 Tbsp of sugar per day was too much. I used regular ginger. Sometimes the inorganic stuff doesn’t have yeast on it, and so won’t work, but in my case it did. I might try looking for ginger at the farmers market.

For the lemonade, I used 1 can of frozen lemonade mixed with filtered water and 1/4 cup of ginger bug liquid (just pour it through a strainer to remove any solid pieces of ginger). Then I left it in Grolsch bottles in the cupboard until it was fizzy, opening the bottle once per day to check.

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