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Ginger Drink


Ginger Drink
This lovely ginger drink recipe is a variation on African ginger beer. It is refreshing when served chilled with sparkling water in hot weather; and is a warming brew served piping hot on a chilly day.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes


  • 3 cups boiling water
  • ½ cup peeled and grated fresh ginger root
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup orange or tangerine juice
  • 4 cups filtered water


Place ginger, agave, cloves, and cinnamon in a stainless steel, porcelain, or heatproof glass container. Pour boiling water over the spices and let steep for at least one hour.

Add lime, orange, and filtered water; stir and allow the mixture to sit for at least one more hour. Strain the brew through cheesecloth or a very fine sieve, and store in a non-reactive container (preferably glass).

Makes 8 cups

Copyright 2009 by Jen Hoy

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