Preparation time : 30 min
Cooking time : none
Location : Upper-Guinea
Vegetarian : No
Difficulty : Easy
With : Fruits, Tuber
Cost : Inexpensive
Cooking method : Without cooking

This is refreshing and is very thirst-quenching. Ginger juice is well consumed during the hot season in guinea. It’s often found on sale at road stations, in school exits and sporting stadium exits.

Ingredients (For 8 serves)

  • 250 gr rooths ginger

  • 2 Oranges and 1 lime

  • 180 gr sugar

  • 2 litre of water


  • Wash and  peel the giger

    Grate the ginger in a large bowl


  • Pour the  water into the bowl and let infuse for 2 hours, preferably overnight in the refrigerator.

  • Once water is coloured, remove from the fridge, stir well and remove the bulk of ginger.

    Strain juice to remove any residue of ginger.

  • Press the lemon and oranges and add the juice and sugar to the ginger drink .

    Stir well until the sugar is completely dissolved.

    Taste to check if the drink is to taste and add sugar if necessary or water if the drink is too “hot”.


  • Using a funnel pours the drink into a jug or bottle. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Enjoy this exquisite Juice!

    Tips and Tricks

    • For more variety, Lime juice can also be replaced by pineapple juice as per season and according to taste.
    • The ginger’s roots can also be grated with the skin; the only drawback being the darker colour of juice.
    • Some people add vanilla’s glove, orange blossom or bunch of fresh mint. It’s up to you to choose your flavour.