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Ghanaian Ginger Drink (Emudro)

Emudro is a Home-made non-alcoholic ginger drink which is very popular in Ghana. It can be enjoyed chilled.

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CategoryCuisine, DifficultyBeginner
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins
 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)
 water
1

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

2

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

3

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.

4

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.

5

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

6

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.

Ingredients

 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)
 water

Directions

1

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

2

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

3

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.

4

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.

5

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

6

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.

Ghanaian Ginger Drink (Emudro)

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