Ginger Drink

Ginger on counter
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  • 2 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 8 cups (8 servings)
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. Place ginger, agave, cloves, and cinnamon in a stainless steel, porcelain, or heatproof glass container.
  2. Pour boiling water over the spices and let steep for at least one hour.
  3. Add lime, orange, and filtered water; stir and allow the mixture to sit for at least one more hour.
  4. Strain the brew through cheesecloth or a very fine sieve, and store in a non-reactive container (preferably glass).


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 60
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 7 mg
Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)