We Jamaicans use ginger for everything; in our meat, as a tea and even to cure certain illnesses. When we eat/drink anything with Ginger it is suppose to scratch our throat or the ginger isn't strong enough. Our Ginger Beer will scratch throat! lol It is pungent and strong with ginger and you get more for your money. Add ice or water to dilute if necessary. Best to enjoy ice cold or warm and drink as a tea.
How do we make it? We dice fresh ginger, extract juice, add water and sweeten lightly with brown cane sugar.