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                             GINGER SOFT DRINK
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 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beverages                        Vegetarian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6       c            -Boiling water
    1       c            Ginger root -- fresh, peeled &
    1       c            Sugar
    2       ts           Cloves, whole
    4                    Cinnamon sticks
      1/2   c            Lime juice -- fresh or lemon
    1       c            Orange orange
    8       c            -Cool water
   “Many variations of homemade ginger beers (soft
   drinks) are brewed all over subSaharan Africa. Fresh
   ginger makes a spicy drink, cooling in summer, warming
   in winter and always refreshing and energizing. Fruit
   juices other than the citrus called for below, make
   interesting variations in its flavour. When using
   other juices, I always add the juice of a couple of
   lemons or limes. This recipe makes a concentrate that
   can be diluted with plain or sparkling water.”
   Pour the boiling water over the grated ginger root,
   sugar, cloves and cinnamon in a large nonreactive pot
   or bowl (enamel, glass or stainless steel). Cover and
   set aside in a warm place, in the sun if possible ,
   for at least an hour. Strain the liquid through a fine
   sieve or cloth. Add the juices and water. Set aside in
   a warm place for another hour or so. Gently strain the
   liquid again, taking care not to disturb the sediment
   at the bottom. Store in the refrigerator in a large
   nonreactive container. A glass gallon jar or jug works
   well. Serve warm, chilled or on ice, either as is or
   diluted with water or sparkling water. A squeeze of
   fresh lime juice in each glass of ginger drink is “the
   cat’s meow”.
   Moosewood_ by the Moosewood Collective
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