Ginger beer is the key ingredient to Moscow Mules, Mexican Mules, and is straight up refreshingly delicious on its own! Check out my step-by-step guide, plus all the tips and tricks, for creating this spicy beverage at home!
In a large saucepan combine 1 qt water, sugars, ginger, and a pinch of salt.
Bring to a boil and stir until sugars are dissolved. Remove from heat and pour in remaining 1 qt of water and lemon juice.
Let stand, covered, at room for 2-3 hours. Place in refrigerator and cool to 70 degrees.
Use a fine mesh strainer to strain and stir in yeast.
Use a funnel to pour into a 2 liter bottle or into 2 - 1 liter bottles. Make sure you leave at least 2 inches of room at the top.
Leave at room temperature for 2-3 days, loosening the cap occasionally (very slowly and carefully so it doesn't spray all over) to release the pressure.
Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Recipe yields 2 quarts.