Ginger Bug is one of our favourite fermented drinks to make because it's so easy. It's super punchy in flavour and only uses 2 ingredients - ginger and sugar.
Check out our video we did with Organic Sisters below where we show you how to make it.
Ingredients for 1 quart/1 litre size jar
3 cups of filtered water
3 teaspoons of raw sugar, coconut sugar or rapadura sugar
3 teaspoons of grated ginger
Combine all ingredients in a mason jar
Give everything a good stir, cover with a muslin cloth and secure with some string.
Allow to sit in a warm spot out of direct sunlight.
Everyday for the next week add 2 more teaspoons of sugar and grated ginger.
The liquid will begin to get bubbly towards the end of the week.
Once it's bubbly give it a taste. If it's too sweet leave it to ferment for a day or two.
When the taste is to your liking strain out the ginger and drink it as is or dilute with soda water.
You can use this ginger bug for a second ferment flavour for your water kefir. Add about 1/2 cup in and leave to ferment for around 24 hours.