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Ghanaian Ginger Drink (Emudro) By Mrs. Drewry Food

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

Ghanaian Ginger Drink (Emudro) By Mrs. Drewry Food

 3 large fresh ginger roots (not ground ginger),
 2 limes or 1 lemon
 pineapple, or grapefruit juice
 1 cup sugar
 a few whole cloves or a cinnamon stick (optional)

Carefully remove and discard the ginger root's outer layer.


Pound the ginger root to a pulp and place in a large ovenproof glass mixing bowl or stainless steel container.


In a teakettle, heat six cups of water to boil. Pour water over the ginger, cover with a lid or a clean cloth. Wait one hour.


Place a clean cheesecloth or a paper towel in a strainer and pour the mixture through it into a large jar or pitcher (or two jars or pitchers as necessary). Squeeze the cloth to extract all the liquid from the ginger root.


Mix in the citrus juice, sugar, and spices (cinnamon stick). Fill the jar with lukewarm water to make a gallon.


Return the mixture to a warm spot and wait another hour. Strain the ginger beer once more and refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. Serve with dishes from Western Africa.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 16

Servings 0