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A glass of Sierra Leone Ginger beer surrounded by the ingredients.

Ginger Beer from Sierra Leone

A spicy and healthful drink made from ginger.
Course Drink
Cuisine Sierra Leone, West African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 95kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 6 ozs ginger root peeled
  • 2 quarts water hot
  • 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 2 limes juice of
  • 2 cloves optional


  • Peel and cut the ginger into pieces
  • Add about 1/2 cup of water into the blender with the ginger and blend into a thick paste.
  • Put the ginger paste into a glass bowl and top with hot water.
  • Add in the sugar, lime and cloves if using.
  • Pour this mixture through a sieve or cheese cloth into jars or bottles and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour or longer. Enjoy cold and you can choose if you want to add the hotter, settled ginger at the bottom for a spicier affair.


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg