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Malian Ginger Juice

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"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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15 m servings 59
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 59 calories; 0.1 15.2 0.2 0 5 Full nutrition

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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 g...

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!

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.

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.

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 t...

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.

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...

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 a...

pretty good!! added a bit more sugar.