500 grams Ginger grated
1/2 cup Honey/Sugar/Maple syrup
Apple mint or other herbs you like
I use organic ingredients.
Ok put Ginger, Honey and water into a big bowls mix really well until sweeteners are dissolved, I put mine in this nice bottle in picture. Let sit and ferment for a few days, then feed every second day with 1 tbsp. honey/Sugar and 1 tbsp. grated Ginger shake well, cover container opening so little flies can’t get in.
I let my mixture sit on bench & keep feeding like this for about 2 weeks until it is bubbly and active, you need to keep shaking to keep active every time you feed it ok, after about the 2 weeks I add lemon and mint and about another 500ml of water so it is about 1 litre all up, then you can start using it as you like, I just keep adding to mine every few days and shaking to keep activated be warned don’t tighten lid of container for too long the gasses build up quickly I hold my hand over my bottle opening shake and carefully remove hand then I cover with cloth or put cork in loosely but cork must be taken out every day to release gasses!
Most other recipes after the 2 weeks say to bottle mixture I don’t do this as I don’t like fizzy drinks I like mine just effervescent so just leave out on bench and dip in when I want some.
This batch last for about a month then it starts to get a funny flowery chemical taste so I throw into worm farm, a week before I think this one is going to be done I start another and transfer it into this bottle when it is emptied!
This is one of my favorite recipes so I hope you enjoy as much as I do.