Here is a simple recipe for a soft drink popular throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Ginger beer is often carbonated and made with yeast, but this version skips that step. For bubbles, use seltzer (carbonated) water to dilute the concentrate to taste. It is always delightful when folks outside of Ghana shake their heads and say with awe: “You made this from scratch?”
Serve the ginger beer well chilled (over ice cubes for North Americans) and diluted to taste with water or seltzer water. Plan on ½ cup of ginger beer per serving. Some folks mix in rum, vodka, or other alcohol.
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