West African ginger drink recipe
- Cuisine: African
This is a healthy, refreshing, zesty drink. It’s taken either hot or cold, and is an excellent flu remedy.
3 large ginger roots
2-3 cups of water
1 heaped tbsp peppercorns
1 heaped tbsp raw sugar
Leaving the skin on, chop the ginger into small pieces.
Chop lime with rind into small chunks.
In a blender, put more ginger than lime and add enough water to be able to blend it. Taste the mixture as you go and add more lime or ginger as needed.
Strain the mixture through a sieve into a bowl and squeeze remaining juice from the pulp.
In the blender add peppercorns and sugar – then return the strained liquid to the blender and blend until smooth.
Once more strain the mixture through a sieve into a saucepan.
Heat the saucepan and bring the liquid to the boil. As soon as the liquid has reached boiling point take it off the heat and allow to cool.
Pour liquid over ice and add a little cold water and drink!
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