For The Starter:
1/2 Ounce Yeast
2 Teaspoons SugarTo Feed The “Plant”:
7 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
7 Teaspoons SugarTo Flavour:
1 1/2 Pounds Sugar
Juice Of 2 Lemons
Mix starter ingredients with 3/4 pint of warm water in a glass jar.
Stir, cover, and leave in a warm place for 24 hours. This is your starter “plant”.
Feed the “plant” with 1 teaspoon each of ground ginger and sugar each day.
After 7 days strain through a fine sieve.
Dissolve the sugar in 2 pints of water.
Add the lemon juice and the liquid from the “plant”.
Dilute with 5 pints of water, mix well and store in corked bottles for at least 7 days.
Use strong bottles as pressure may build up which will cause thin bottles to explode.
For the same reason use corked bottles rather than those with a more secure closure that will not ‘give’ under pressure.
The amount of sugar in the final stage can be varied according to taste.