Raw Ginger Beer Recipe

Raw Natural Ginger Beer

This is a super simple recipe for a delicious ginger beer soda. Best of all, it is raw and completely natural! If your ginger bug is in good health, this will make a very fizzy drink and you won’t ever crave for a modern day soda again. You can also use this recipe as a base for delicious fruit flavored shrubs and cocktails! Enjoy!

Ingredients (Recipe As-Is Makes A Little Over 2 Quarts)

4 inches ginger, juiced
1-2 lemons, juiced
2 quarts water
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup active ginger bug


1. Juice the ginger WITH the skin on if it is organic!

2. Add everything together, and taste-test. If you think the ginger is too strong, add more water. If you’d like it stronger, juice a bit more ginger. Keep in mind it tends to taste stronger after fermentation! Maybe because of all the bubbles? 🙂

3. Put into bottles (swingtops and recycled jars such as those used for apple cider vinegar get the bubbliest in my experience) and let ferment 1 day – 2 weeks.

Possibly because my house is always on the warmer side, my soda is usually very bubbly after a day or two. I then put them in the fridge to chill until  the flavor is perfect, generally another 2 days. I don’t like it too sweet, but don’t like it alcoholic either!

NOTE: I haven’t had the chance to try these with honey just yet, but plan to soon. If you try it before I do, let me know how it goes!

This recipe is a raw version of the one posted in Wild Fermentation.


  1. Kari Peters

    I love ginger, and this recipe is just in time for cold season – thanks for the great idea!

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