Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I found this recipe online in a lesson plan written by a teacher who was exposing her students to some African traditions. If drinking ginger and cayenne seem odd to you... then this recipe is not for you. Drank in all parts of Africa but especially popular in West and North Africa.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place grated ginger dusted with cayenne in a piece of cheesecloth, knot it, and allow the ginger and cayenne to infuse the water so that the water takes on flavor (about 15 minutes).
  2. Add sugar and lemon juice and mix well.
  3. Chill and serve cold. (You can leave out the cayenne if you wish.) Chill, adjust sugar if necessary and serve.
Most Helpful

I just love ginger and love lemonade, so of couse, this was wonderful. I subbed honey for the sugar. I too added to taste. This will be a regular. Thanks! Made for ZWT4. and the Fancy Feinshcmeckers!

Sharon123 June 29, 2008

I enjoyed this cooling kick of heat drink! Served over a glass full of ice. Thanks!

Rita~ July 26, 2008

We loved this! Added everything just as it said, except for the sugar. Just added it to taste so it not sure exactly how much but it wasn't the 1/2 pound. Very refreshing and you should try it with a shot of tequila :D Made for ZWT4

Debi June 27, 2008