Malian Ginger Juice


A popular and refreshing ginger drink recipe 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!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • pound fresh unpeeled ginger root, cut into 1/2-inch chunks

  • 1 ½ cups water, or as needed to cover

  • 4 large lemons, juiced

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 7 cups water, or as needed

  • 16 leaves fresh mint, crushed


  1. Place ginger into a blender, cover with 1 1/2 cups 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
0g Fat
15g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 55mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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