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Ginger Giggle Juice Cocktail (Ginger water kefir)

Ginger Water Kefir


  • Author: Holley
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Ingredients

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 23 Tbsp kefir grains
  • 1 quart of filtered water, we use a Clearly Filtered pitcher
  • 1/4 cup sugar or a small palm full of unsulfured dried fruit
  • pinch of sea salt (optional)

Ginger syrup

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 2 Tbsp grated or sliced ginger

Instructions

  1. Place water kefir grains in a glass jar, add sugar (or dried fruit) and water, and using the spoon or chopstick stir until sugar has dissolved.  You can add a pinch of sea salt here if you need more minerals in your water.
  2. Place mesh strainer over top of the jar and place in a warm spot.  You could alternately use cheesecloth, but make sure the kefir can breathe.  24-48 hours depending on how sweet and how carbonated you want your beverage (less sweet and more carbonated the longer you go).
  3. Combine 1.4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and the 2 tbsp grated or sliced ginger in a saucepan and simmer until sugar dissolves, let cool.
  4. Strain the liquid off the grains and set aside.  Prepare a new sugar water mixture to keep the grains alive (and for your next batch).
  5. Add the cooked and cooled ginger syrup to the strained off the liquid, and give it a stir.
  6. Pour into swing top bottles, filling 3/4 full leaving space in the bottle, and seal them up.
  7. Leave on a counter 12-24 hours- this is the second ferment.
  8. Make sure to “burp” your ferments daily, and then pop into the fridge.
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