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Ginger bug fizzy lemonade

Yields1 Serving

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

 Chopped ginger
 Water (mineral or brita filter to remove chlorine)
 Frozen lemonade, mixed with mineral or brita filtered 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 a youtube video (in the gallery), 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.