A popular and refreshing drink from West Africa. If it's too spicy, dilute with water. All ingredients can be adjusted to taste. This drink is great for cutting the heaviness of fried foods. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ginger into a blender, cover with 1 1/2 cup water, and blend until ginger is thick and pasty. Strain and squeeze juice from ginger pulp into a 2-quart pitcher, squeezing ginger mixture as dry as possible.

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  • Stir lemon juice and sugar into ginger juice until sugar has dissolved. Pour 7 cups water into mixture, stir to combine, and serve garnished with crushed mint leaves.

Nutrition Facts

59 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 15.2g 5% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 5.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2014
I have a friend from Mali, so I made this for him. He loved it except they use SUCRE VANILLE instead of plain sugar. You can make your own vanilla sugar or just add some vanilla extract. Super good! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2014
I have a friend from Mali, so I made this for him. He loved it except they use SUCRE VANILLE instead of plain sugar. You can make your own vanilla sugar or just add some vanilla extract. Super good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
I made this for my dad's birthday since he loves ginger. The whole family loved it! My mom hates ginger, but even she wants me to make this recipe again. It is wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2015
I've made this a couple of different ways: raw and cooked. Both are wonderful. I traded out the sugar for fresh stevia leaves so this is my go-to drink instead of diet sodas. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2013
tasty drink! I wasn't sure how tart is was supposed to be but I felt the need to add more sugar. Refreshing served over ice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2014
So refreshing I love it. DS and DBF found it too strong but I wouldn't change a thing. I want to make again and before adding water make some 'ice' cubes for my iced tea. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! Oh and the mint is definitely what brings this over the top! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2013
I have grown up drinking this fresh Ginger juice. I can tell you that it is the healthiest drink that I never get tired of. - It is good for you. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2014
Very tasty and refreshing! My one recommendation is that if you don't like a lot of ginger pulp filter it with cheesecloth or something finer than your average mesh strainer. (We have never had this before but my son made this as part of a class project on African foods.) The ginger adds a lot of "warmth" which is great but some people refused to stir before serving themselves and the sediment at the bottom made the last few glasses a little overpowering. I for one am glad that we found this recipe. When I make this again I will follow my own suggestion and am sure that it will merit five stars... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2012
Well this certainly brought back memories! I haven't tried "this" recipe/method but I used to live in Mali where this was one of my favorite refreshing drinks. I basically grate my ginger and add it to my fresh lemonade. I never saw it served w/the mint garnish... might try it though. Thanks for the memories!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2018
i made it with 6 cups water. i think it is better that way Read More